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25 TWO GOOD INEXPENSIVE PRINTERS by Gregg Pearlman 

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I recently purchased the new Atari SX212 
modem and I haven't been able to get any 
of my telecommunications software to 
work with it. The modem comes with 
both a standard RS-232 port and an Atari 
serial I/O port, so I thought I would be 
able to run the modem directly through 
the serial port, with no need for an inter- 
face such as the At;iri 850. No handler soft- 
ware came with the modem as I had read 
was originally planned. 

Is there any handler software available 
so that I can run terminal software that 
normally runs through the 850 interface 
for 1200 baud, such as the Chameleon VT- 
52 or ADM-3A emulators? Until now, I've 
used an Atari 1030 modem, but 1 bought 
the SX212 specifically for the faster 1200 
baud and 1 don't want to buy an interface 
if I don't need to. 

Judy Shadduck 
Lock Haven, PA 

No, you won 't need an 850-type interface 
to use the SX212. As for SX212 software, 
the author of the popular Express! pub- 
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Express! and AMODEM is being widely 
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Steve Fishbein 
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MORE NEWS STATION 

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In my program Bounce {Rcissihm 's Triple- 
Header, Antic, January 1988) there is a 
logic error in tlie short routine that iillows 
faster movement of the "paddle" when the 
fire button is pressed. Line 110 should be 
renumbered as line 125 (make sure that 
line 110 is deleted afterward). This will al- 
low double movement of the "paddle" for 
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TIME CHANGE 



I typed in Weather Calculator (Antic, 
September 1986) and it ran the first time. 
In the sunrise/sunset option, however, it 
gave me sunrise and sunset times for the 



Northern Hemisphere, so 1 have included 

the changes for Southern Hemisphere 

users: 

6031 M = M-16:1F M<0 

THEN M = M + 12 

6515 M = M + 16:1F M>12 

THEN M = M-I2 

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New Zealand 



MINDSCAPE PRAISE 

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computer Mindscape should be com- 
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CIRCLE 169 ON READER SERVICE CARD 

The Oasis BBS System works on all 
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Gauntlet, the highly successful arcade 
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BASIC Hirbocliarger is a book/disk 
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The following new cartridge adapta- 
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Trigger Throttle 

Easy joystick control online 

Trigger Throttle is a short machine language rou- 
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When you're online with one of the big telecomniu- 
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Most experienced online usere know that pressing 
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Online 

By MATTHEW RATCLIFF 



First Time Online 

Getting started in Atari telecomputing 



Telecomputing is more than just an- 
other way to use your computer With 
the help of inexpensive modem hard- 
ware connected to the RS-232 serial 
interface of your Atari, your telephone 
line becomes a gateway to hundreds 
of other Atari users who share your 
interests. 

The most common and affordable 
use for a modem is accessing local 
bulletin board systems (BBS). These 
are simply modem-equipped com- 
puters running special communica- 
tions software which automatically 
answers the phone, thus allowing 
callers to access the computer's data- 
bases with their own modems and 
computers. 

In principle, the local BBS is not all 
that different from the bulletin board 
down at the laundromat except that 
it can be much more interactive. Ac- 
cessing a BBS can be a real social event 
where you share ideas with other 
modem users on many topics. A BBS 



is a place where you could make fast, 
lifelong friends. If you ever actively 
used a CB Radio, then you already 
have a good feel for what it's like to 
communicate with others on a BBS. 

Over 5 years ago I called my first 
sysop (system operator who owns and 
maintains the BBS host computer). He 
has become a very good friend and 
we both are now officers in the same 
Atari users group (computer club). 
Sysops dedicate their computer, 
modem and phone line to a BBS just 
for the love of it. Setting up and run- 
ning a BBS can be an expensive and 
time-consuming process — addictive 
too. 

A BBS is usually made up of several 
database "forums," each one covering 
a different topic. Typically you will 
find a main database on more general 
interests and at least one on program- 
ming. Other common forums include 
movie reviews, commentaries on 
sports, coverage of local computer 



club events and computer gaming 
tips. 

Talking with a BBS over your 
modem is like running a program on 
your own computer, with menus to 
guide you along. At the main menu 
you might choose the general inter- 
est forum. There you could read mes- 
sages and reply to them as well. En- 
tering and editing a message takes a 
bit of practice, but the BBS software 
usually provides enough help to get 
the job done. 

However, a BBS has more to offer 
than just an arena for debate. Gener- 
ally the BBS will provide a database 
of public domain programs that you 
can "download," using your soft- 
ware's communications protocol for 
transfering program files over the 
phone. Sysops may require that you 
contribute to the forums or upload 
public domain files occasionally to 
achieve a higher "clearance" allowing 
you more freedom on the BBS. ■ 



TRIGGER THROniE 

continued from page 12 



create a machine language file called THROTTLE.EXE. 
Antic Disk Subscribers will find THROTTLE.EXE on the 
monthly disk, along with the MAC/65 source code, 
THROTTLE.M65. 

USING THROTTLE 

From the Atari DOS 2.0 or 2.5 menu, use the [L] op- 
tion to load THROTTLE.EXE. Trigger Throttle will dis- 
play some prompts, reminding you how it works. Press 
[RETURN] to redisplay the DOS menu, then use the [L] 
option to load the Express! program. 

Plug a joystick into port 1 of your 8-bit Atari and start 
using the trigger button to take control of the bulletin 
board systems that talk too fast for you. To disable Trigger 
Throttle, simply press the [RESET] key. 

HOW IT WORKS 

Trigger Throttle is a VBI (vertical blank interrupt) rou- 



tine. The code that handles the joystick reading and key- 
board controls is only 62 bytes. It resides in the lower area 
of page 1, the system stack, generally recognized as a safe 
place for very small machine language programs. This 
leaves page 6 and the lower half of page 4 (the cassette 
buffer) free for other programs you may add later 

If done properly, many different VBI routines can run 
on the 8-bit Atari, each chained to the next. So far, Ex- 
press! 3.0 is the only modem program I have found which 
follows the proper rules for putting in VBIs and lets me 
connect the Trigger Throttle program. ■ 

EXPRESS! 

$10. 1030 version, PD0081; 850 version, PD0082. The Cata- 
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This issue kicks off a regular online communications feature 
by Matthew Ratcliff, a St. Louis aerospace engineer tvho won 
the 1986 Antic Award for Outstanding Contributor 

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Ballpark Figures 

Batting out baseball statistics with Atari 

Whether you're a little league coach, a softball 
league player or just an armchair manager, 
sooner or later you'll need to compile statistics for 
your team. Now Antic's Ballpark Figures takes 
the tedium out of this task. This BASIC program 
works on all 8-bit Atari computers. A disk drive 
is required. 

Baseball is a game of statistics, so the saying goes. Cer- 
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ing season, seems to generate more numerical analysis 
than the other major categories of professional athletics. 
So no matter if you're just a serious fan, a softball league 
participant, or a little league manager, sooner or later you 
are going to want to compile some statistics for your fa- 
vorite team. Done by hand in the traditional manner, it's 
tedious at best to pore over the team scorebook and churn 
out those seemingly endless statistical calculations 
throughout the season. 

But when it comes to number-crunching, your trusty 
Atari can easily do all the dirty work. Now with Ballpark 
Figures software, you quickly enter information direct 
from your team's scorebook, selecting categories by sim- 
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accumulates and calculates such statistics as batting aver- 
age (BA), slugging percentage (SP) and on-base percent- 
age (OBP) for up to 45 players on your team. The data 
can then be printed neatly on your Epson-compatible 
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April 8-Bit Games 

Reviews: Infiltrator, Boulder Dash Construction Set 




BOULDER DASH 
CONSTRUaiON KIT 

Whether you are an Atari new- 
comer or a veteran gamer, Boulder 
Dash Construction Kit will provide 
hours of entertainment. Of course, 
one expects all the hallmarks of a 
proven arcade wristbuster. The sim- 
ple objectives, fast action and superb 
graphics make for hours of addictive 
play. 

Your goal is as direct as the greed 
on which it is based. Go mining for 
diamonds, racking up points for each 
gem. Avoid falling boulders and 
deadly fireflies as you navigate 
through a 15-screen sequence of the 
world's most dangerous caverns. Ad- 
ding to the fun are magic walls, slime 
and other special items which com- 
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vival will require thoughtful strategy 
as well as fast reflexes. The only sure 
thing is the number of diamonds you 
need to collect before you are 
released. Of course, you can always 
try to get more. Just don't become too 
greedy 

If this were the extent of the pro- 
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mending the package. Add a construc- 
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custom mazes and you have a sure-fire 
winner. A simple design interface, 
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confound friends and relatives. And 
once you have created a few screens, 
they can be assembled in any order 
and stored sequentially for later play. 
Boulder Dash Construction Kit is 
available in both 8-bit and ST versions, 
and both feature the same great 
graphics and fast, non-stop action. 
Both versions must be rebooted to 
switch between the game and the 
construction programs. But this latest 
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Dash should satisfy all customers.— 
STEVE PANAK 

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Mindscape's Infiltrator is a com- 
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simulator, maze game and graphic ad- 
venture. You — Johnny Mc Gibbitts, 
ace pilot, neurosurgeon and all- 
around good guy — are given three 
missions against the "Mad Leader." 
You can save the game after complet- 
ing a mission and stiirt from that point 



next time. 

The starting display shows your 
hands resting casually on the controls 
of your helicopter, the DHX-1 Whiz- 
bang "Snuffmaster." Direction, alti- 
tude and weapons are controlled by 
the joystick. You must use the key- 
board to get off the ground and per- 
form other tasks. Read your course 
from a 3-D map that shows your po- 
sition and altitude. 

As you fly towards the enemy base 
you will encounter other helicopters. 
Some are loyal to the Mad Leader and 
some are friendly. It is always best to 
try to fool the enemy into letting you 
pass. Do this by requesting their iden- 
tification. They will respond and ask 
for yours. If you give the right pass- 
word, you can move on unmolested. 
Of course, a few of them will attack 
you no matter what you do. 

I find the dogfights in Infiltrator 
more of a challenge than in pure aer- 
ial combat games. A lot is going on 
at one time. Warning bells go off as 
missiles home in on you. You must 
shoot off chaff and flares to confuse 
the enemy's missiles as you try to 
maneuver him into your sights. 

There is limited fuel for your trip 
to the enemy base. I lost almost as 
many games from running out of fuel 
as from getting shot down by enemy 
missiles. Crashing into the ground is 
also commonplace. You must watch 
your altitude and keep your wits 
about you at all times. It is easy to 
crash when you get distracted in the 
heat of battle. 

You have four "Whizbang Waster" 
heat-seeking missiles and two rapid- 
fire cannons with unlimited ammu- 
nition. Firing opportunities aren't fre- 
cjuent, so take good advantage of 
them. Your missiles will home in on 
the target as long as it is in view. 

continued on next page 



April 1988 



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You can shorten the time it takes 
to get to the enemy base by using the 
DHX-l's turbo-booster. Your current 
speed will double, but this consumes 
a lot of fuel. When you arrive at the 
base you must disembark after land- 
ing secretly with the chopper's 
"Whisper Mode." Now you must in- 
filtrate the base on foot with the help 
of items provided for you or found 
on the base, There is a timer for this 
phase and you have five lives. 

Throughout the compound, you 
will encounter guards loyal to the Mad 
Leader. As you did with the enemy 
choppers, you must fool them into be- 
lieving you are one of the bad guys. 
You have papers which you show on 
demand. Sometimes they don't work, 
but you can still put doubting guards 
to sleep with your spray-can of sleep- 
ing gas. They won't remember any- 
thing when they wake up, but you 
better not be around to remind them. 

The game instructions tell you to 
make a map of the enemy compound. 
This is a good idea, since there are 
many buildings, each with a number 



of rooms. Certain rooms hold items 
vital to the mission. As you advance 
through the game you will probably 
find, as I did, that you are using 
several maps. 

Infiltrator comes in a simple pack- 
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Infiltrator will keep you happily 
busy for many hours, flying your 
chopper, deceiving the enemy and 
generally saving the world. I would 
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BALLPARK FIGURES 

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GEHING STARTED 

With Ballpark Figures, you'll be able to hand your team- 
mates statistical printouts that are sure to make you a hit. 
Type in Listing 1, BALLPARK.BAS, check it with TYPO 
II and SAVE a copy before you RUN it. 

If you have trouble typing in the special characters in 
lines 1072-1074, don't type them in. Listing 2 will create 
them for you. Type Listing 2, check it with TYPO II, and 
SAVE a copy to disk. When RUN, Listing 2 creates these 
hard-to-type lines, and stores them in a disk file called 
D:LINES.LST. 

To merge the two programs, LOAD "D:BALLPARK.BAS" 
and then ENTER "D:LINES.LST" — remember to SAVE 
the completed program before you RUN it. 

When RUN, Ballpark Figures will load the sort routine, 
originally by Adrian Dery from the October/November 
1982 Antic. The program will then present four numbered 
options — Print, Save File, Load File or Enter A Game. 

Press [4] to enter a game. You do not need to press [RE- 
TURN] . The program will ask if this is the first game en- 
tered for this team. If so, you'll go directly to the lineup 
entry routine. If not, you'll be asked for the name of the 
team file that you want to work on. Enter the filename 
and press [RETURN] to LOAD the file. 

Now you're ready to enter the starting lineup. Up to 



15 players can be in the starting lineup. Enter the num- 
bers of the starters in the order that they batted. You must 
enter numbers—such as uniform numbers— not names. 
If necessary, assign made-up numbers. 

To avoid problems with misspelled names, etc., the pro- 
gram identifies players by number Players' names are only 
asked for in game entry mode and whenever a player is 
found who is not yet in the team file. After entering the 
lineup, you'll go into game-entry mode. A large menu is 
displayed onscreen. You'll also see the current inning num- 
ber plus the current player's name, number and position 
in the batting order 

To record a player's appearance at bat, select items from 
the menu based on what the batter did. For example, if 
he singled with runners on base, drove in a run, stole a 
base and scored, you would select: 

A — Single 

N — Men on base 

K — RBI (runs batted in) and enter 1 

L — ^Attempted steal — and enter Y for a successful steal 

M — Scored a run 

Then select option O to go to the next batter It's that 
simple. 

You can choose menu options either by entering the 
letter of an option or moving the cursor up or down with 
the [ARROW] keys without pressing [CONTROL]). An 

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JACS Facts 

Meet the Jersey Atari Computer Society 



The nucleus of southern New Jer- 
sey's leading Atari users group be- 
gan meeting at a computer store 
in the early 1980s. By the spring of 
1983 this arrangement was no longer 
satisfactory, so the group found a hall 
and circulated flyers. 

JACS, the Jersey Atari Computer So- 
ciety meets at the Camden County Li- 
brary in Voorhees, New Jersey, in the 
third week of each month. 

MEMBERSHIP 

JACS covers Camden County, the 
" 'Philadelphia region' of South Jer- 
sey," says former club president Bob 
Whipple. Some members come from 
neighboring counties or from Phila- 
delphia itself. Another large, active 
club, JACG (Jersey Atari Computer 
Group), covers much of the northern 
state, neighboring on New York City. 

JACS' 125 "memberships" consist 
of individual and family members, in- 
cluding some from other countries. 
"One guy from Saudi Arabia wants to 
join for information and the newslet- 
ter," says Whipple, "and there are 
members in Canada and Europe." 

About 75% of JACS' members at- 
tend each meeting, but that percent- 
age drops during the summer "We 
have a strange mixture," says Whip- 
ple. "Many members are between 12 
and 16, but they stop attending when 
they get their driver's licenses. Then 
we have the 'middle-aged' guys, 28 to 
38, and the folks that are 50 to 65. 
Only about 10 women attend meet- 
ings, but one who joined recently has 
become the secretary — I don't mean 
anything sexist by 'secretary,' she just 
really wants to be involved." 

Whipple says that JACS had the first 
1040ST on the East Coast. "We invited 
Atari Corp. to our April, 1986 meet- 
ing. We rented a larger hall and about 
450 people came. Then we bought 



some of the equipment they demon- 
strated." JACS loans the ST to mem- 
bers for a month at a time — free — and 
someone has borrowed it each month . 
Most JACS members are technically 



Importance of Atari uses to 
members are as follows: 

1. Business/financial (SynCalc, 
SynFile-H, etc.) 

2. Word Processing 

3. Productivity/Creativity 
(Print Shop, XLEnt software) 

4. Games/Communications 

5. Programming 




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oriented. Whipple is a systems 
designer Past president Forrest Blood, 
who created the JAC-RAY demo (see 
photo) with "Whipple's help, works for 
a company that makes motherboards. 
Others are engineers. Students also 
make up a large part of the group. 
JACS programmer Larry Nocella has 
been published in Tech Tips {XL RAM- 
disk, Antic, January 1987). 

BBS AND NEWSLEHER 

Between Bytes is the club newslet- 
ter, although actually there are two 
now. ST Potpourri is an ST newslet- 
ter published within Between Bytes 
every other month. Brian Colflesh 
edits both newsletters. The newslet- 
ters are printed on a dot-matrix printer 
in emphasized print, but the editors 
are trying to move over gradually to 
a laser printer. 

JACS has two bulletin board sys- 
tems. Brian Colflesh runs a BBS called 
Blitburg (formerly The IRS) on a 
1040ST with a hard drive. He has set 
aside one SIG for the ST and one for 
the 8-bit to catch the overflow from 
the JACS bulletin board operated by 
Curtis Fickensher 

SPECIAL AaiVITIES 

JACS is involved in the annual Com- 
puter Festival at Trenton (New Jersey) 
State College. "At the 1986 show," says 
"Whipple, "when Atari brought a 
1040ST— which wasn't available yet — 
a hard disk drive, and the 80-column 
card prototype, people mobbed us." 

The most recent special event was 
the successful Atari Fun Night in 
March, 1987. The meeting had "no 
format, no speakers, no business, no 
nothing." JACS invited some vendors 
of Atari products to come in for free 
and sell their wares. "We had about 
seven STs set up," says Whipple. "One 
was hooked to a Casio keyboard for 



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a MIDI demo, and two were linked 
together for Flight Simulator II. We set 
up our BBS there, and people who 
wanted to know how bulletin boards 
work could just walk up and try it 
out. 

"People demonstrated word proc- 
essing and games on the 8-bit, and 
one member did a voice demo that 
had a face with a moving mouth. 

"A Broderbund representative was 
impressed with the size of our group 
and the percentage of people attend- 
ing. He asked, 'Is this your normal 
draw?' and we answered, 'No, it's a 
little off this evening. We usually have 
standing room only.' And Ira Brick- 
man of White Lion Software thinks 
we're one of the best users groups he's 
seen. We run into him at shows and 
he says, 'There's my buddies at JACS!'" 

PRINT SHOP COLLEaiON 

One unusual project that JACS is 
known for in users group circles is its 
extensive library of Print Shop 
Graphics disks. Many of these 
graphics are not available from any 
other source, public domain or 
professional. No Frills Software cur- 
rently markets the JACS icon disks 
commercially. (See "More Icons for 
Print Shop," Antic, December 1987.) 
JACS can still sell the disks, but No 
Frills packages them and is convert- 
ing them for other machines. 

"At our meetings we show the 
newest products and demos we can 
get, and we want club participation. 
Sometimes our guest speakers prom- 
ise to come, but don't. Members feel 
taken in when they get the newslet- 
ter announcing a guest speaker, and 
then at the meeting someone says, 
'Um, the guy called and says he can't 
make it.' One speaker did that two 
months in a row." 

JACS is an official Atari users group 
dating back to pre-Tramiel days. The 
group doesn't countenance any kind 
of piracy and allows no demonstra- 
tions of "backup copies" — only 
original software is permitted. 

"Our computers are for demonstra- 
tion only," says Whipple. "They're put 
away right after the meeting. Some- 
times people ask to make disk copies. 
No way. We follow the laws." 




Newsletter-on-a-Disk 

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Antic receives dozens of 
newsletters each month from 
Atari users groups throughout 
the United States, Canada, 
and even overseas. But the 
newsletter from ACENNJ, the 
Atari Computer Enthusiasts of 
Northern New Jersey, is dif- 
ferent from all the rest — it's 
not on paper! 

The ACENNJ Newsletter edited by Paul Tupaczewski is the first 
we've ever seen that comes on a disk. 

Tupaczewski, author of Bomb Squad (Antic, June 1986) and 
ASCII Art Converter (July 1987) has put together a slick, colorful 
BASIC package combining editorials, columns, reviews, flashy 
graphics, standalone programs and digitized sound demos — 
including one that sounds suspiciously like Tupaczewski saying, 
"Here we go again" when the disk is booted. 

This 8-bit newsletter takes up about 90% of both sides of a 5 
1/4-inch disk. You can read the text files one screen at a time, or 
make printouts. The horizontally scrolling table of contents also al- 
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hints and even a game, in addition to the types of files previously 
mentioned. 

The disk newsletter idea is clever and reader-satisfying. It's an 
approach that could v\^ell be considered by other Atari users 
groups who want to try something a little bit different.— GREGG 
PEARLMAN ■ 



DEMOGRAPHICS 

About 70% or 75% of JACS' 8-bit 
members (and 45% overall) use the 
800XL, and between 15% and 30% 
use 13OXES. (Some people have both.) 
According to Whipple, however, only 
3% use 800s, and no one uses 400s, 
600XLS or 1200XLs. JACS has 33 ST 
owners, of which 29 have 520STs and 
four have 1040STs. 

In descending order, 8-bit people 
use the Atari 1050 disk drive, the 
Indus GT and the Atari 810. No JACS 
members use cassettes any more. No 
8-bit users have hard drives, either, but 
about three ST users do. 

Many JACS members have BMC- 
MX80 printers. "They were closed 



out," says Whipple, "and someone 
purchased the whole load and sold 
them under the name CTI. It's the 
club's favorite, printouts are nice." 
Several other members use Panasonic 
printers, and others use Epson. None 
buy Atari printers. 

Whipple says that perhaps half of 
JACS' members own modems. The 
most popular brands are the Avatex 
1200 and 1200HC, and the Atari 1030. 
Roughly 25% of the members use on- 
line services. But they access the JACS 
BBS and Blitburg all the time. 

About 10% of the club members 
program. Top 8-bit languages are 
Turbo BASIC, ACTION! and BASIC 
XE — they rarely use Atari BASIC. ■ 



April 1988 



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BALLPARK FIGURES 

continued from page 19 



asterisk appears next to each selected option to help you 
keep track of what you've entered. If you make a mis- 
take, select option T to redo the current batter To select 
FC (base reached on fielder's choice) or strikeouts, you 
need to press [CONTROL] along with G or H. When 
you're done, select Q to return to the main menu. 

SCORING OPTIONS 

Most game entry options will be self-explanatory to any 
baseball fan, but a few comments are in order: 

For RBIs, option K, the program prompts you to enter 
the number of RBIs (1-4), or a G (to indicate a game- 
winning RBI). You must press G before the number of RBIs 
if it is the game-winner. And, naturally, you can only en- 
ter one game-winning RBI per game. 

The only difference between option O, Next Batter, and 
option P, Next Inning, is that P increments the inning num- 
ber and O doesn't — this is just to help you keep track of 
your place in the scorebook. So if you accidently select 
O instead of P at the end of an inning, don't panic. Sim- 
ply select P after the next batter 

Option R allows you to make a substitution for the cui^ 
rent batter. The program asks you to enter the number 
of the new player (and his name if he's not in the team 
file). It then returns you to the game menu with the new 



player's number and name at the top of the screen. You 
can now enter the plate appearance. To put in a pinch- 
runner, first enter the manner in which the batter reached 
base and then make the substitution. Now the pinch- 
runner will be credited for stolen bases or scoring a run, 
and the batter will be credited with the base hit, walk, etc. 

Option S, Append Lineup, adds players to the end of 
the batting order so you to can handle those situations 
where you need to add players that show up after the game 
has started. This might happen in an impromptu softball 
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The program will not let you enter impossible events 
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also "knows" when to select certain options automati- 
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program will select Options M, Scored, and K, RBIs, if 
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MAIN MENU OPTIONS 

You can save the team file to disk with option 2, or print 
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to the code(s) which put your printer into condensed 
mode (17 characters per inch). If you own a Genicom 
3024-II printer, for example, you'd change line 211 to: 

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because that's the printer code that puts the Genicom 
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AB 


Offical at-bats 




AVG 


Batting average 




'WMO 


Batting average with men 


on base 


SP 


Slugging percentage 




OBP 


On base percentage 




SF 


Sacrifice flies 




SH 
H 


Sacrifice hits (bunts) 
Hits 




2B 


Doubles 




3B 


Triples 




HR 


Home runs 




RBI 


Runs batted in 




GW 


Game-winning RBI 




BB 


Bases on balls (walks) 




R 


Runs scored 




SB 


Stolen bases 




SBA 


Stolen base attempts 




SO 


Strikeouts 





GIDP Number of times the player grounded into a 
double play. 

Obviously, the statistics generated by this program will 
only be as complete and accurate as the raw data in your 
scorebook. To fully utilize the features of this program, 
you will have to record such things as when substitutions 
were made, etc., while Jveeping score. And be sure to no- 
tice whether or not there were men on base when enter- 
ing the data into the computer 

Here are the formulas and explanations for some com- 
mon baseball statistics: 

AVG H/AB 

SP (H + 2B + (2*3B)-H(3*HR))/AB 

OBP (H-i-BB-t-HBP)/(AB-fBB-)-HBP + SF-HSH) 

HBP Hit by pitch 

GW The RBI that gave the winning team the lead 
it never relinquished. Not every game neces- 
sarily has a GW. 

Serious baseball statisticians will want to know that 
WMO in this program actually measures hits per plate ap- 
pearance with runners on base, as opposed to hits per 
at-bat with runners on base. ■ 

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dianapolis. His first ivas Ave Maria, a musical microscreen that 
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Game of the Month 



Tj'pe-lii Software 



By STEPHEN STOUT 



1040 Terminator 

Escape from the "simplified" tax maze 




Rush frantically through the maze of nev\A "sim- 
plified" income tax laws, grabbing deductions 
and dodging through loopholes to escape the 
dreaded auditing android. This BASIC program 
works on 8-bit Atari computers with at least 48 K 
memory, disk or cassette. 

Hmm. . . seems like only a year ago that you last came 
in contact with those jolly folks at the Internal Reve- 
nue Service. How time flies when you're in the mid- 
dle-income tax bracket! 

Once again you hippity-hopped down to that well- 
known accounting firm, Ed and Martha's Discount Tax 
Service, only to find that Ed is on the lam — charged with 
tax evasion. And Martha now runs a folk-dancing school 
for wayward rodents. You can't afford to take your taxes 
anywhere else, so you'll just have to do them yourself. 
Blecch! 

You must be meticulous in filling out your IRS forms 
to avoid going into debt from tax payments or, like poor 
old Ed, requiring an operation carried out by a compe- 
tent cosmetic surgeon. You must carefully navigate the 
maze of new simplified (ha,ha) tax laws, collecting as much 
money as you can. You must also use the few remaining 
tax loopholes to avoid the IRS auditor who has been as- 
signed to your case. 

Perhaps you could take some comfort in knowing that 
you're going through the same trauma as every other 
American — except Ed. But my conscience forces me to 
warn you that, unlike most people, you aren't being 
hounded by just any old IRS auditor Because you have 
come under suspicion, as a longtime client of Ed and Mar- 
tha's Discount Tax Service, the IRS sent their toughest field 
agent after you — the 1040 Terminator. 

THE GAME 

Is the Terminator human? Nobody knows. All I can say 
is that you'd better keep your hands and feet away from 
his mouth and don't stop running. The Terminator never 
gives up. He can't be stopped and he'll keep chasing you 
until he catches you. That's his job and the rumor is that 
he never loses an audit. 



Take on the Terminator by typing in Listing 1, TERMI- 
NAT.BAS, check it with TYPO II and SAVE a copy before 
you RUN it. 

If you have trouble typing the special characters in line 
1760, don't type them in. Listing 2 will create them for 
you. Type in Listing 2, check it with TYPO II and SAVE 
a copy. When you RUN Listing 2, it creates these hard-to- 
type lines and stores them in a file called LINES. LST. 

To merge the two programs, disk users LOAD "D:.BAS" 
and then ENTER "DTINES.LST." Cassette users: CLOAD 
Listing 1, then insert the separate cassette used for Listing 
2 and ENTER "C : ". Remember to SAVE the completed pro- 
gram before you RUN it. 

And don't worry about typing the data in lines 600- 
1720. It's not anywhere as difficult as it might look. These 
lines are merely different combinations of the same five 
characters: ampersand [&], space [ ], inverse number sign 
[#], inverse [CONTROL] [D] and inverse [CONTROL] [Ej. 

Plug a joystick into port 1 and, at the title screen, press 
the button to start the action. 1040 Terminator is not too 
complicated, just intense. You're in a maze and your goal 
is to pick up all the dollar signs without being caught by 
the Terminator If you get all the dollar signs, then you 
advance to the next screen. If you finish all five screens, 
you win the game, the Terminator is retired and Uncle 
Sam gives you a big fat simulated refund! 

The Terminator is fast and tireless. But he just runs 
around the maze randomly, changing direction each time 
he bumps into something. He's like a chicken with his legs 
cut off. No, that's not quite right. Anyway, you only have 
two lives so if he catches you twice, you're history. 

LOOPHOLES 

As if all this great action and exciting storyline wasn't 
enough, the game has another feature. Naturally, you 
know that the only way to avoid the IRS auditor is via 
tax loopholes. As it happens, each maze has several stra- 
tegically placed loopholes. 

These loopholes are turnstiles which you can go 
through— but fortunately, they block the Terminator! This 
gives you quite a tactical advantage over him. Use the loop- 
holes wisely though, or you may outsmart yourself and 
wind up right back in the clutches of the TerminatorB 

Stephen Stout of Everett, Washington wrote last month's Ad- 
venture Creation Kit as well as Diamond Dave (Antic, August 
1987). Listing on page 5 7 



24 



ANTIC, The Atari Resource 



Two 
Good 

Inexpensive 
Printers 



Panasonic 1080i and Okidata 180 




by GREGG PEARLMAN, 
Antic Assistant Editor 



he Panasonic KX-P1080i dot-matrix printer is not ex- 
actly new. However, a substantial number of Antic readers 
have sent in questions about using various programs with 
the 1080i. So we decided to obtain one of these Pana- 
sonic printers and see what made it so popular with Atari 
users. 

Meanwhile, at the June 1987 Consumer Electronics 
Show in Chicago, Antic was impressed by the brand-new 
Okidata 180 and asked to be put on the list for one of 
the first batch of review units. 

As it happened, these two 9-pin dot-matrix printers ar- 
rived at Antic about three days apart. 
So although we're not really trying to 
rate the Oki and the Panasonic 
"against each other," it simply became 
more efficient to cover both the 180 
and 1080i in a single article. 

The bottom line is that these 
printers are both good, inexpensive 
products with adequate graphics 
capabilities. If either model is on sale 
in your hometown while you're out 
shopping for a printer, you wouldn't go wrong buying it. 

The Okidata 180 is compatible with the Epson FX-80. 
The Panasonic is supposed to be compatible with an Ep- 
son RX-80, which Antic doesn't own. However, we did 
find that most of the 10801 control codes ran under our 
Epson drivers. 

To work with Atari 8-bit computers, both of these 
printers require a parallel interface such as ICD's P:R: Con- 

continued on next page 




April 1988 



25 



nection or the discontinued Atari 850. For an ST, they 
would simply plug into the parallel port. 

PRINT QUALITY 

Both machines delivered high-quality text printouts, 
but — at least on Antic's sample units — the Panasonic 
printouts were somewhat darker. Graphics printouts on 
the Panasonic were much darker, even with brand-new 
ribbons on both printers. 

Each printer has several typefaces and pitches, but the 
Panasonic affords more combinations than the Okidata. 
For instance, you can print bold or double-width near 
letter-quality on the Panasonic. The near letter-quality font 
on the Panasonic is probably a more "classic" style than 
the Oki, but Okidata's near letter-quality printouts seemed 
"cleaner" Also, the Oki's condensed print is actually 
smaller than that of the Panasonic. 

SPEED TESTS 

With a short Atari BASIC program, I created a text file 
of exactly 20,000 characters to test print speed for each 
printer The Panasonic printed the document at 83 charac- 
ters per second in pica (10 characters per inch) and 19 
characters per second in near letter-quality. Printouts of 
62-sector Micro-Illustrator pictures came out in two 
minutes flat. 

The Okidata 180 also printed the 20,000-character 
document at 83 characters per second in pica. However, 
near letter-quality speed was 31 characters per second. 
Both printers require two passes for near letter-quality, 
but the Oki prints the first pass from left to right and the 
second pass from right to left. Both Panasonic passes are 
from left to right. Micro-Illustrator graphics took three sec- 
onds longer than on the Panasonic. 

The Oki, in addition to regular draft mode, has a "high- 
speed draft" mode which sacrifices a little print quality 

ABCDEF'iBH I JKLMNOF'QRSrrUVUlX YZabc de f 
9ABCDEFGHIJKLMN0PQRSTUVWXYZabcde 
&789ABi;:;DEF8HIJI<LHN[]paRSTUyWXYZab 
5&7S9ABCDEFGHIJl<LMN0F'QRSTUVWXYZa 
456789ABC:DEFGiH:[JKLMM0PaRSTUVWXYZ 
3456789ABC.DEFGHIJKLMN0PQRSTUVWXY 
23456789ABCDEFGHIJI<LMM0PQRSTU'v'WX 
1 234567S9ABC:DEFGH I JKLMNOPQRSTUVW 
0123456789ABCDEF'GHIJ!<L.MM0PQRSTUV 

2 1 234567S9ABC:DEFGH .1 .JKI....MNOPQRSTU 
y2 0:L2345S789ABCDEFGHIJl<LMN0PQRST 
:v;yzO 1 23456789ABCDEFGH I .JKLMNOPQRS 

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdef 
9ABCDEFGHIJKLMN0PQRSTUVWXYZabcde 
6 7 89ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZab 
567 89ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZa 
4567 89ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 

3 4 56 7 89ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXY 
2 34 56 7 89ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX 

Panasonic l()80i draft and near letter-quality. 



for speed. Pica print speed in high-speed increased to 94 
characters per second, while elite (12 characters per inch) 
printouts yielded 109 characters per second, spewing out 
the seven-page, single-spaced test document in just over 
three minutes. 

NOISES 

The Panasonic is a fairly loud printer, whether it's print- 
ing text or graphics. The Oki is quiet when printing text, 
but when printing graphics it makes loud, distracting 
"wounded-animal" noises. On the other hand, unlike the 
Panasonic, the Oki 180 doesn't waste fanfold paper when 
you tear off a sheet after a printout. 

GRAPHICS 

With each printer connected to an Atari 8-bit computer, 
we printed pictures created on a 1040ST from the ST SCAN 
Image Scanner by Navarone Industries (reviewed in Febru- 
ary 1988 Antic). These pictures were converted to RLE 
format, uploaded to the ANTIC ONLINE personal file- 
space on CompuServe, downloaded to an Atari 8-bit and, 
finally, converted from RLE to Micro-Illustrator format. 
The original ST printouts included some scanned or digi- 
tized images, as well as DEGAS-generated pictures and 
screen dumps. 

The Panasonic, especially with a new ribbon, gives 
clean, dark printouts. The Oki printouts are clean as well, 
but not nearly as dark. On both, white lines are more 
noticeable than one would like. Also, the Oki often stops 
after printing about 10 lines, catches its breath for a few 
seconds before continuing. 

A more significant problem seems to be that both print- 
ers' ribbons have a very short life — causing unevenness, 
especially in the Oki printouts. Panasonic guarantees its 
ribbons— the i;i2.99 KXPllOi (or the KXPllO which also 
works) — for 3 million characters in draft mode. Okidata 

fiBCDEFSHIJKLr'lNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdef 
gplBCDEFGHIJKLMNQPQRSTUVWXYZabcde 
S7e9fiBCDEFGHIJKL..MN0PQRSTUVWXYZab 
56783flBCDEFGHIJKLMN0PQRSTUyWXYZa 
4567a9flBCDEFGHIJKLMN0PQRSTUVWXYZ 
3456789PBCDEFGHiJKLMNQPQRSTUVWXY 
£3456769flBCDEF6H;[JKLMN0PQRSTUVUiX 
1 2345&739hBCDEF3H IJKLMNOPQRSTUVIJ 
iZii£34567a9flBCDEFGHIJKLMNQPQRSTUV 
zC 1 c:345&73SRBCDEFGH I JKLMNQPQ RSTU 



y-zQil c:345&7e9ftBCDEFGH I JKLMN 



jPQr 



xy z0 1 £345G7e9PiBCDEFGH I .JKLMMQPQRS 
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdef 
9ABCDEFGHIJKLMN0PQRSTUVWXYZabcde 
6789ABCDEFGHIJKLMN0PQRSTUVWXYZab 
56789ABCDEFGHIJKLMN0PQRSTUVWXY2a 
456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMN0PQRSTUVWXYZ 
3456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMN0PQRSTUVWXY 
23456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMN0PQRSTUVWX 

Okidata 180 draft and near letter-quality. 



26 



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ribbons cost $8.95 each. 

DOCUMENTATION 

The Panasonic manual runs 112 pages and the Okidata 
manual is 90 pages long. The Panasonic illustrations are 
a bit confusing, but the text does a good job of leading 
the reader by the hand. The overall look of the Okidata 
manual is uneven and somewhat drab. And as far as that 
Oki documentation is concerned, computers are divided 
into two categories — Commodore and Everything Else. 
In fact, about 30 pages are entirely Commodore-specific. 

OVERALL 

Either printer is worth having. They're both faster than 
any of the Antic editorial department's present 9-pin dot- 
matrix printers and they're at least as easy to use. How- 
ever, the customer support at Panasonic is thorough and 
helpful — a clear edge over Okidata, whose 800 number 
is virtually inaccessible. ■ 



PANASONIC KX-P1080i 
Panasonic Industrial Company 
Computer Products Division 
2 Panasonic Way 
Secaucus, NJ 07094 
(800) 222-0584 
$269 (ribbons $12.99) 

CISCLE 180 ON READER SERVICE CARD 

OKIDATA 180 
Okidata Corporation 
532 Fellowship Road 
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 
(800) OKIDATA 
$329 (ribbons $8.95) 

CIRCLE 181 ON READER SERVICE CARD 




Panasonic lOSOi graphics. 




Okidata ISO graphics. 





Panasonic lOHOi graphics. 



Okiilala ISO graphics. 



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Part I: Multikey Sort Routine 




By KEVIN PECK 



multikey sort will sort your data by a pri- 
mary "key field" and then sort by a 
secondary field ivithin that key field. 
A common example would be to sort 
a mailing list by last name — with all first 
names then sorted ivithin each last 
name. Our multikey sort routine can also 
handle the job when you need to sort 
by just one field. 

Listing 1, MULTISOR.DEM, is a short 
BASIC demo that shows off some of the 
features of this speedy USR routine. 

Type in listing 1, check it with TYPO 
II and SAVE a copy before you RUN it. 
If you have trouble typing in the special 
charactei-s in lines 1010-1030, don't type them in. Listing 2 will create them for 
you.Type Listing 2, check it with TYPO II, and SAVE a copy. When you RUN Listing 
2 creates these hard-to-type lines, and stores them in a file called LINES. LST which 
contains the BASIC statements defining the machine language sort routine. 

To merge the two programs, disk users LOAD "MULTISOR.DEM" and then EN- 
TER "D:LINES.LST". Cassette users: CLOAD Listing I, then insert the separate cas- 
sette used for Listing 2 and ENTER "C:". Finally, remember to SAVE the completed 
program before you RUN it. 

To use this sort routine in your own BASIC programs, you'll need a line that calls 
the routine, plus some information to sort in another string. 




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Multikey Sort begins a two-part series of powerful machine language sorting routines 

that will be extremely useful for intermediate BASIC programmers. This USE routine works on Atari 

8-bit computers of any memory size, with disk or cassette. 



SORTED DETAILS 

Here is the format for the USR call that starts the sort. See 
lines 290, 360 and 430 for working examples of this line. 

A = USR(ADR(MKS$),FIRST,LAST,FLEN,FOFF,SLEN, 
SOFF,RLEN,ORDER) 

Below are the elements within this format: 

ADR(MKSS) is the address of the machine language rou- 
tine, MKSS. 

FIRST is the starting address of the data to be sorted. 
Since the data is contained in T>$, put ADR(D$) in place 
of FIRST. 

LAST is the ending address of the data to be sorted. Cal- 
culate the ending address by adding the length of the string 
to its starting address. The formula for this is: 

LAST=ADR(D$)-hLEN(DS) 

FLEN is the length, in bytes, of the first field to sort on, 
the key field. 

Figure I 



field 


field 
length 


Last Name 


7 


First Name 


6 


Position 


10 



Record Length 23 

FOFF is the offset into the record where the first field 
begins. 

SEEN and SOFF are the same as FLEN and FOFF, ex- 
cept that they define the secondary field for the sort. If 
you pass a value of for SEEN, the routine will sort on 
the key field only. 

RLEN is the length of the record being sorted. You must 
use fixed length records within a single, big string for the 
sort to work. All extra spaces in the record must be pad- 
ded with the character of your choice, usually a space 
(ASCII 32). 

ORDER is the order in which to sort the data — either 
ascending (pass a value of 0) or descending (pass a value 
of 1). Any non-zero value will produce a sort in descend- 
ing order 

The demo program you created has three sample sorts. 



First it prints out the unsorted data and asks you to press 
the [SPACEBAR]. Next it sorts the data by last name (key 
field), with the first name (secondary field) sorted in or- 
der within the last name. This is done in line 290. The 
second sort in line 360 puts the data in order by "posi- 
tion" (key), then by last name (secondary) within each 
position. The final example sorts the data by the first name 
only, in descending order 

The program uses a record with the structure shown 
in Figure 1 for all examples. The table shows each field 
name and its length in bytes. Notice that not all of the 
field lengths are equal. Only the total record length must 
be consistent throughout the data for the sort to work. 
You must pad extra spaces in each record on a per field 
basis. 

If you have data for a record where the last name is five 
characters long, the first name is four characters and the 
position is 10, for a total of 19 characters, you cannot sim- 
ply add four spaces to the end of the record to get it to 
equal 23 characters. You will have to add two spaces to 
the last name to make it seven characters long, then add 
two spaces to the first name. (You can leave position alone 
because it's already the proper length.) 



Figure 2 



1 2 

12345678901234567890123 



WRONG : SmithMikeProgrammer 
HunterBarneyDriver 
JohnsonJillTrainer 



1 2 

12345678901234567890123 

RIGHT: Smith Mike Programmer 
Hunter BarneyDriver 
Johnsonjill Trainer 



10 



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by TOM CHANDLER 



HIS IS THE YEAR when you must face all those 
major changes in the Revised Federal Income Tax 
Law. But at least you can count on much less has- 
sle when you do the number crunching wih your 
8-bit Atari, SynCalc spreadsheet ($49-95, Broder- 
bund) and Antic's Fourth Annual Income Tax 
Template. This IRS tax template will make it sim- 
ple for you to experiment with various alterna- 
tive "what if" strategies for minimizing the taxes 
you owe. 

The Fourth Annual Antic Federal Income Tax 
Spreadsheet Template includes fewer forms than 

continued on next page 

Tom Chandler has a degree in finance and is a marketing em- 
ployee of Antic Publishing. 



April 1988 



33 



in previous years, because of the new "simplified" tax law. 
(For example, there's no more Income Averaging deduc- 
tion.) So for 1987 you'll get: 

IRS 1040 Long Form 

Schedule A (Itemized Expenses) 

Schedule B (Interest and Dividends) 

We use SynCalc software for the Antic tax templates 
because SynCalc is still the most widely used 8-bit Atari 
spreadsheet that will perform income tax calculations. If 
you don't have a printer, you can just hand-copy the figures 
from the screen to your printed IRS forms. 

Even if you've never used SynCalc before, you should 
be able to work through the well-written manual in a few 
hours and learn enough to use this tax template. But you're 
leaving yourself open for unnecessary aggravation if you 
try to start working on the tax template without taking 
enough time to become adequately familiar with SynCalc. 

Please, if you need help with SynCalc, phone Broder- 
bund Technical Support at (800) 527-6263— not Antic! 
However, if any last-minute fixes are needed in the tem- 
plate itself, the information will be on CompuServe's 
ANTIC ONLINE. (Type GO ANTIC when you log onto 
CompuServe. Then choose the Mailbox selection from the 
main menu and go to the Error Log section.) 

Sorry, under this year's new laws you cannot deduct 
any tax preparation expenses — such as this issue of Antic 
and the monthly disk, or your online time-chatges for ac- 
cessing tax information. 

Please be careful and use common sense in figuring out 
yout tax return. If you doubt the accuracy of the template 
findings, check with a registered tax preparer User and 
programmer errors are always a possibility. Antic can't 
take responsibility for any mistakes made in your tax re- 
turn as a result of using this template. 

TAX SPREADSHEETS 

Spreadsheet programs are an ideal tool for preparing 
tax returns. You type in personal data such as income and 
deduction amounts, and customized formulas tell the 
spreadsheet how to compute the tax obligation from your 
data. Each data element or formula is entered in a "cell" 
with an address — similar to the lines and columns on the 
tax form. As your data changes (if you find another re- 
ceipt, for example), just go to the proper cell, type in that 
number and press [START]. Your entire tax return will be- 
gin to recalculate. 

Important: please remember that SynCalc calculates by 
rows or columns — so this template must be calculated at 
least //fe times. Press [START] five times after changing 
any figure. 

You'll need the official 1987 Internal Revenue Service 
tax instructions and forms nearby. There isn't enough Atari 
memory to duplicate the forms exactly, so abbreviations 
are used wherever possible. But the template follows IRS 
line numbers, so you won't get lost. 

After you enter the information into the spreadsheet, 



it calculates every line except the actual tax you owe. Put- 
ting all the tax tables into the template would chew up 
memory and typing time. So when you determine your 
Net Taxable Income on the template, look up the match- 
ing tax obligation in the Tax Table or Tax Schedule in your 
IRS instruction booklet. 

The spreadsheet template can be re-used for many dif- 
ferent 1987 tax returns if you retain a blank version on 
disk. Entering a taxpayer's personal data should take about 
an hour Save each completed tax template under a dif- 
ferent filename. 

This long, narrow template consists of 149 rows (out 
of a possible 255 maxunum) by four columns. You don't 
need to type in any schedules or forms that you won't 
use — the 1040 form will work without them. If you type 
in template sections that you later decide not to use, just 
leave those cells blank and they won't become part of the 
overall calculations for the return. 

TEMPLATE TYPE-IN 

Antic Disk owners will find this template on the 
monthly disk under the filename T^JC1040.SC. "Vbu'll need 
to boot SynCalc before loading TAXI040.SC. 

For the purposes of this article, I must assume that 
you're familiar with SynCalc. For instance, you should 
know that pressing [OPTION] starts a command sequence, 
how to move around within the spreadsheet, etc. Keep 
your SynCalc manual handy, if you have any doubts. 

Format a blank disk for data. Before typing anything 
in, set the column widths as follows: column A, 4; column 
B, 36; columns C and D, 9 each. 

Set GLOBAL FORMAT to PRECISION (to round off 
cents to the nearest dollar) and COMMA (to insert commas 
in numbers like 1,000). To speed up data entry, issue the 
command GLOBAL RECALCULATE MANUAL. Also, set 
calculation to ROWS. 

In this year's template, the IRS form line numbers are 
in 4-width column A and the text descriptions are in 35- 
width column B. The actual figures and formulas are in 
9-width columns C and D. While entering titles in column 
B, set FORMAT JUSTIFY LEFT When entering the num- 
bers and formulas in columns C and D, set FORMAT 
JUSTIFY RIGHT. 

The template is divided into separate sections, one for 
each tax form or schedule. Each section has two parts. 
Part A is the format set-up: titles, labels, etc. — with zeros 
(0) temporarily standing in for your actual number and 
formula locations. Part B contains the formulas. I'd sug- 
gest starting at cell Al and working down column A us- 
ing SynCalc's automatic cursor movement. Then go to 
column B and enter the titles. 

You might consider typing in and testing each section 
before proceeding to next one. Part A of each section starts 
with the SynCalc row number Don't type in these row 
numbers. The tax form line numbers are under the dashes 
for column A. You must enter all numbers and formulas 
in the exact cells shown, or else the template won't work. 

Here's a data compression tip: SynCalc uses 16 bytes 



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SUPER SORTERS 

continued frofu page 31 



This is what I mean by adding characters on a per field 
basis. Your database does not have to look anything like 
this — it doesn't have to have a 23-character record length 
either: there just has to be a fixed length for all records 
for the sort routine to work. 

Now for a detailed explanation of all of the parameters 
for the routine. In the first example, we'll need to use 7 
and 6 for the lengths of the first two fields. Just use the 
lengths presented in Figure 1. 

The "offset" seems strange, but it's easily explained with 
some examples. Just add up the lengths of all the fields 
preceding the one you are going to sort on. The field 
named "position" has an offset of 13 (that is, 7 + 6), the 
lengths of all the fields before it. The "last name" field 
has an offset of 0, as there are no fields in front of it. The 
"first name" field has an offset of 7 — the length of "last 
name" field, the only field preceding it. 

You may sort any two fields, regardless of their order 
in the record itself. In the second example, starting at line 
320, we're sorting by the position first, then the last name. 
Though the last name appears first in the data record, it 
is still a valid sort. Just choose the two fields you want 
to sort on, and call the routine. 

An example of sorting a single field is presented in the 
demo starting at line 390. I also chose to sort the data 



in descending order to show you how the order flag 
operates. 

Notice the two zeros (00) after the 7 in line 430 of the 
single key example. The first one must be a zero for a sin- 
gle key sort because it's the SLEN, or second field length. 
This zero tells the routine that we only want to sort off 
one field. The next zero will not affect anything because 
the routine only checks for the first zero. 

You should usually pass this value as a zero to make 
single field sorts easier to spot within your program. The 
final number is a one this time — to do the sort in descend- 
ing order instead of ascending order as in the three previ- 
ous examples. 

RUN the demo program and see what happens to the 
data onscreen after each sort. 

NOTE: you can't sort one field in ascending order and 
the other in descending order. Both must be sorted in the 
same order. The largest string you can sort is 32K. This 
restriction is imposed by Atari BASIC, but I do not forsee 
many applications reaching or exceeding this limit. 

To conclude this two-part series. Antic will present an- 
other machine language routine that sorts floating point 
numbers within strings and will also sort variable length 
numbers and a mixture of positive and negative numbers. ■ 

Kevin Peck is a computer science major from Salina, Kansas. 
His Word Searcher appeared in the March 1987 Antic. 

Listing on page 65 



FEDERAL '87 INCOME TAX SPREADSHEET 

continued from previous page 

to Store every number Text entries take only four bytes, 
plus one byte per character Unless you use a number in 
a calculation, enter it as text. In fact, all form line num- 
bers must be text. Start each text entry with quotation 
marks (") or you'll run out of memory. 

The last step in Part A is to enter all the zeros. The zeros 
"hold open" the cells for formulas and values to come 
later. Most zeros are in columns C and D. As you enter 
them, use this undocumented tip: the /K command tog- 
gles automatic cursor movement on and off Also, you can 
move the cursor arrows in a menu without holding down 
[CONTROL]. 

Now that the template format is typed in, use Part B 
of each section for cell formulas. The listing shows each 
cell address, followed by the entry. Don't type the cell 
addresses (such as C133) shown in the first three or four 
spaces at the left. Instead, go to that cell and type in the 
formula, typing over the space-holding zeros entered 
earlier A formula element like D122 is not text — type it 
as -I- D122 so that SynCalc will know it's a numeric entry. 
As you enter each formula, protect it with a /FO (FOR- 
MULA PROTECT ENTRY) so you won't accidentally write 
over it. 

TIPS & TRICKS 

Because this template pushes SynCalc to its limits, you'll 



need to use some advanced spreadsheet operation tech- 
niques in order to get everything working properly. Since 
SynCalc occasionally wastes a few cells, if you get the fa- 
mous ERROR 100 NOT ENOUGH MEMORY message, save 
the file immediately. Now erase the file in memory with 
the /E command and then reload the file from disk. This 
save/erase/load process deletes unnecessary entries. 

To squeeze in long cell formulas, don't type spaces be- 
tween words. Even more importantly, when you first type 
in the formulas, leave out words like THEN, ELSE or 
LOOKUP Then press [RETURN] . You'll get a SYNTAX ER- 
ROR message because of the missing words, but go back 
and enter those words with the [CONTROL] [INSERT] 
keys. This lets you put an "illegal" amount of characters 
into a cell. The final characters will be pushed off the 
screen, but they're still in memory. (There are limits, of 
course — don't insert more characters than you need to.) 

After you correctly type in the complete spreadsheet 
template, remember to save a blank copy under a name 
like BLNK1040 before entering any taxpayer data. Load- 
ing that blank file lets you do returns for many different 
taxpayers — just save each return with a different filename. 



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April 1988 



35 



Desktop Video 
for Atari XL/XE 

Astounding Virtuoso Art/Music Animator 




Reviewed by Charles Cherry 



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Editing screen in Virtuoso Desktop 
Performance Studio. 



irtuoso Software's Desktop Performance Studio ($49-95) is the 
most original application for Atari XL/XE computers since Print 
Shop. (It does not run on 800/400 models, even those with mem- 
ory upgrades.) Virtuoso's Desktop Performance Studio, which most 
people will probably just call "Virtuoso," propels the 8-bit Atari 
into the exciting new world of desktop video, which I think will 
be the hottest topic in computing for the next couple of years. 
It will replace desktop publishing as the glamour application for 
our post-literate generation. 

Desktop video is the production of computer images that are 
comparable to a movie or television show. Usually this implies ani- 
mation and sometimes sound. The computer, often coupled with 
a VCR or camcorder, offers creative potential previously unavail- 
able. The problem has been in controlling the vast amount of in- 
formation needed for this type of work. You used to need assem- 
bly language programming skills to make it work, and even then 
it was extremely difficult. 

Virtuoso changes all that. Now any Atari user can design com- 
plex animated music videos and make them work. The amount 
of control over your computer which Virtuoso provides is truly 
astounding. Earlier programs such as the Arcade Machine, Movie 
Maker and Colourspace all offered interesting approaches, but none 
ever put it all together the way Virtuoso does. 

PERFORMANCE BUILDING 

The design and construction process in Virtuoso is modular and 
very logical, also very powerful. You build your show in layers. 
Virtuoso has its own special vocabulary. Every basic element is 
viewed as a "shape'^— whether it's a text message, graphic design, 
or musical phrase. Animation techniques are the tools for activat- 
ing these shapes. 

Rotation, scale (size) and path (movement route) can be applied 
to graphics. Shift (tranposition), volume and envelope are music 
manipulations. Design your various shapes and save them in their 
respective libraries. Then design and save the animations. 




Anitnation screens made by Virtuoso Desktop Performance Studio. 



36 



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The shapes are independent from 
the animations. Any musical phrase 
can be assigned to any envelope. 
Duplicates of the same object can 
simultaneously follow different paths 
across the screen. Particularly effec- 
tive combinations of shapes and ani- 
mations can be saved as objects. Any 
and all shapes, animations, and ob- 
jects — in any combination or arrange- 
ment — can be used anywhere in the 
show, or even in a different show. 

An independent linker lets you pre- 
set intricate relationships controlled 
by the music or its animations. For ex- 
ample, the rotation of a graphic shape 
could be controlled by the volume of 
a music passage. 

After you've got all the elements, 
you plug them into a master timeline 
to create your show. The authors 
claim this is so simple that you can 
do it as a live performance in real 
time. Perhaps — with lots of practice. 

Actually, I found Virtuoso's possi- 
bilities overwhelming and the many 
selections in the main menu some- 
what intimidating. Hopefully, ex- 
perience will turn that bewildering ar- 
ray into a screenful of old friends. I'm 
just glad all that power will be there 
when I'm ready for it. 

USING VIRTUOSO 

\bu do all your creating with ele- 
gant (and comprehensive) menus us- 
ing the keyboard, a joystick, or a 
graphics tablet. The graphics tablet 
works best, and Virtuso supports 
them all — Suncom's Animation Sta- 
tion, KoalaPad, and Atari Touch Tab- 
let. Of course no user interface will 
please everyone, and I have a few 
gripes about this one. I wish it was 
easier to move around the timeline 
and I wish the CLEAR command was 
protected from accidental erasure. 
But, overall, the menus are very ef- 
fective. 

Virtuoso uses the Atari's memory 
very efficiently and the performances 
can be surprisingly long. After you 
have the libraries of elements, using 
them requires very little memory. 
Simple animations can run more than 
90 minutes — which is quite incredi- 
ble. Editors for creating the various 
continued on next page 




The Virtiisonics Corp. team. Front: 
R&D Director Frank Schwartz in lab 

coat, President Joseph Lyons in 

white tie and tails. Rear: Chairman/ 

CEO Richard Lewis, Marketing 

Director Jack Godler 



The Story Behind Virtuoso 

By GREGG PEARLMAN, Antic Assistant Editor 

About eight years ago, Joseph Lyons and Frank Schwartz decided that 
the way sound was usually viewed in technology wasn't necessarily 
the best way. So the two New Yorkers developed their own method 
of arranging information to present it more expressively. 'As a result, we 
ended up in Atari Land," says Lyons, "because the 8-bit Atari was a good, 
inexpensive computer — we didn't have much money — and for a couple 
of hundred bucks we had four voices and colors." 

They called the results of their work "Virtuoso" — a fully realized soft- 
ware philosophy. They added graphics, text, animation and telecommu- 
nications. All of this took much time and work. Longtime Antic readers 
will probably remember our enthusiastic preview of this product in June 
1985, when Virtuoso consisted of nothing but a graphic music editor 

Desktop Performance Studio (reviewed in this issue) is the long-awaited 
commercial debut of Virtuoso, but many other applications are possible. 
In fact, Lyons and Schwartz's Vlrtusonics Corp. has begun licensing Vir- 
tuoso software for other applications, such as marine navigational plot- 
ting. Lyons says that the goal of Virtusonics Corp, is to license Virtuoso 
technology to anyone who wants to develop an application requiring that 
kind of flexible data processing. 

Virtuoso's co-developers come from widely different backgrounds. 
Lyons, the president of Virtusonics, was a professor and conductor at New 
York's JuiUiard School. Schwartz, the vice president of research and de- 
velopment, spent over 20 years on what he calls "the leading edge" of 
computer technology, pioneering highly successful projeas on micro, mini 
and mainframe computers. "I don't like being the second person to do 
something," he says. "I want to be first. 'Me too' isn't good enough — I 
want it to be 'Me one'" 

NEW OPERATING SYSTEM 

Schwartz says, "In creating Virtuoso, we basically tossed out the exist- 
ing Atari operating system and put in our own, because Atari DOS just 

continued on next page 



April 1988 



37 



THE STORY BEHIND VIRTUOSO 

continued from previous page 

wasn't compatible with what we wanted to do." The Virtuoso software 
is an 18K core around which Lyons and Schwartz built the Desktop Per- 
formance Studio. The whole thing is written in assembly language. Roughly 
1.2Mb of source code reduces to about 70K of object code on disk. 

The Desktop Performance Studio is as about as much of the Virtuoso 
technology as they could fit into the 8-bit Atari, "Versions in more powerful 
machines like the ST will be astonishingly more extensive than what you 
see here," says Schwartz. 

Basic ports of Virtuoso to other computers are being contracted to "con- 
version houses" with the fine-tuning to be done in-house at Virtusonics. 
A Commodore 64 version is already being tested at the Virtusonics offices 
in upper Manhattan. Contracts have just been signed for transferring Vir- 
tuoso to the Atari ST and the Apple IIGS. 

"Our real concentration is in expressing information so that it can be 
summarized, transmitted and re-created," says Lyons. "We feel that we 
have a very sophisticated package that doesn't follow 'traditional' lines 
of thinking, especially in terms of music and graphics. We've tried to pro- 
vide something experimental and innovative so that a person doesn't have 
to say, 'I don't want to do another painting' or, 'I can't read music' 

"We're trying to introduce a new kind of thinking about software, and 
a new kind of thinking about thinking in which creative material is com- 
bined and accessed. I think our greatest achievement in this program is 
the flow of the editors — from the music editor to the text editor to the 
graphics editor to the live performance editor to the storyboard editor 
to telecommunications, etc." 

Lyons and Schwartz are well aware that the program has limitations. 
There are some standard things in both music and graphics that aren't 
available. They chose not to add them "to leave people free to think in 
another way." 

"Frame-by-frame animators are still fairly picture-oriented," says Lyons. 
"We wanted people to be able to take an abstract shape, spin it around, 
add another one, take it away, add another one — creating a kind of per- 
sonal lightshow with music that's easy to compose by moving the cursor 
with the touch tablet and drawing lines up and down the steps — instant 
music. You don't have to know what D-major means, or 4/4." 

Lyons continues, "In fact, it's very difficult to write in D-major or 4/4 
using Desktop Performance Studio — it's almost impossible. The software 
is not designed for that. It's designed to provide a whole new level of 
freedom. We think it's unique. It provides — in real time — all these graphics 
and instantaneous changes^ — delete, insert, background, change the path, 
change the scale, shape, speed, color, music — all at the click of a switch." 

MARKETING PLANS 

'We're targeting the Atari users groups in our first round of marketing," 
says Lyons, "not only by mail, but by visiting all the groups that we feel 
still have a good number of the active 8-bit activists. I've been to a num- 
ber of user faires and each month we visit one or two groups. 

Virtusonics Corp. spends a lot of time online — on CompuServe, GE- 
nie, and their own new Virtuoso Think Tank BBS which has all the play 
object files as well as the help text and demos. (Information about how 
to log on is provided in this issue's Virtuoso review.) "Lots of people are 
uploading their pieces to both the BBS and the online services," says Lyons. 
"We're slowly getting jjeople not to be so shy about uploading them. They'd 
been very hesitant." continued on page 44 



elements are loaded into memory 
only when needed. This keeps the ba- 
sic program small. In a 130XE the edi- 
tors are loaded from the RAMdisk and 
are available immediately. With the 
64K Atari XL/XE computers, you must 
wait a moment for them to load from 
disk. XL memory upgrades that are 
fully compatible with the 130XE 
should be able to run Virtuoso at 
128K RAM level. 

MUSIC & GRAPHICS 

The music is the most completely 
realized part of Virtuoso — appro- 
priate, considering that the program 
began its three-year development 
strictly as a music editor It is expected 
that you will write short phrases 
which can later be strung together in 
various patterns — just as you do with 
a drum machine. But you can write 
long pieces if you wish. The envelope 
editor gives you synthsizer-like con- 
trol over the sound, and Virtuoso can 
play all four of the Atari's voices 
simultaneously. Very complex music 
and a variety of instrumental types are 
possible. My only quibble is that you 
are limited to music — there's no way 
to create sound effects. 

Virtuoso's graphics capabilities are 
also very impressive, especially if you 
understand the limitations of the 64K 
Atari computer. It's fun to draw 
shapes, then watch them spin and fly 
around the screen. And it's easy. 

Shapes have some limits and want 
to be simple geometric figures. You 
can draw more oiganic shapes, but it 
slows down the movement. Never- 
theless, this is easily the most power- 
ful animator ever available for the 
Atari. And I suspect that once some 
talented artists have a shot at it, the 
limitations will be less visible. 

TEXT & ONLINE 

By comparison to Virtuoso's high- 
powered music and graphics, the text 
capability is pretty limited. Text can 
be only one size, Graphics 0. Text 
"regions" must extend all the way 
across the screen and cannot contain 
any graphics. Custom character sets 
are not available, including the Atari 
built-in international set. Text cannot 
scroll vertically. Still, it's better to have 



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even this crude level of text editor 
than no text possibilities at all. 

To me, the most surprising (and 
puzzling) part of Virtuoso is its 
reasonably complete and useful built- 
in modem program. This online soft- 
ware has dial directories and macros 
and could compete as a standalone 
product. However, since Virtuoso 
shows can be transferred with any 
modem program, it seems an un- 
necessary bonus that might better 
have been exchanged for additional 
desktop video features. 

But I suppose that built-in telecom- 
munications does make it easier for 
groups of people to develop shows 
jointly, or exchange libraries, etc. On- 
line Virtuoso would really come into 
its own with two people working side 
by side — perhaps one might develop 
music while the other develops 
graphics. They could effortlessly pass 
stuff back and forth through a nuU 
modem. Unfortunately 1200baud is 
the fastest rate Virtuoso supports, so 
it could be just as fast to hand the 
disks to each other 

In any case, the telecom features 
don't hinder the performance of the 
rest of the package, and I guess I 
should applaud the publisher's deter- 
mination to make Virtuoso a product 
that does not require any additional 
supporting software. 

ONLINE SUPPORT 

As befits a product which opens a 
whole new field of computer en- 
deavor, Virtusonics Corp. is support- 
ing Virtuoso fully. There is an entire 
CompuServe data library and message 
base dedicated to it. (After you log on, 
type GO ATARI8 and then at the next 
prompt type dll3.) Virtusonics also 
spends time on GEnie. And the com- 
pany recently opened their own 24- 
hour bulletin board. Virtuoso Think 
Tank, at (212) 865-2596. 

On any of these online resources 
you can get your questions answered 
by the authors or other users. And you 
can upload your latest masterpiece or 
download someone else's. After you 
obtain other shows, you can use and 
modify the libraries — which should 
quickly lead to marvelously complex 
continued on next page 



Super Disk Bonus 



Four Nev\^ Desktop 
Video Animations 



By the Co-Author of Virtuoso 




Antic's monthly Super Disk Bonus has delivered one great surprise after 
another and this month is no exception. To go along with the cur- 
rent issue's review of the exciting new Virtuoso graphics/music soft- 
ware, the disk has four exclusive new animation shows — complete with 
soundtrack — from Joseph Lyons, the former JuUliard professor who co- 
wrote Virtuoso. 

You can view these lengthy and ambitious computer graphics extra- 
vaganzas without owning Virtuoso software. The April 1988 Super Disk 
Bonus also includes the Virtuoso Player Program — a 192-sector machine 
language program that is not part of the commercial product. 

Virtuoso is written entirely in assembler, so this month's Super Disk 
Bonus consists of more than 350 sectors of high-powered machine lan- 
guage code. These bonus programs will run on any 8-bit Atari computer 
with at least 48K memory. See the HELP file on Side B of this month's 
disk for instructions on how to use the Super Bonus programs. 

Your April 1988 Antic Disk — also featuring the new '87 IRS Tax Tem- 
plate as well as every other program in this issue — will be shipped to you 
within 24 hours after receiving your order Just phone Toil-Free to the 
Andc Disk Desk at (800) 234-7001. The monthly disk is only $5.95 (plus 
%2 for shipping and handling) on your Visa or MasterCard. Or mail a 85-95 
check (plus $2 shipping and handling) to Antic Disk Desk, 544 Second 
Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. 

Programmers: Antic wants to see your most ambitious programs, even 
those too large or complex for printing as a type-in listing. High-quality 
programs in any language that has a runtime version are now eligible for 
consideration as a Super Disk Bonus. ■ 

Virtuoso Super Bonus and the SynCak 1987 Income Tax Tbnplaie — 
only $5.95 on the Antic Monthly Disk! 



April 1988 



39 



Figure 1. 




1. Luminance (Y) 

2. Signal ground Shielded cable 
3- Audio 

4. Composite NTSC video 

5. Chrominance (C) 



Connecting Your Atari to a VCR 

Although the Atari computer can be connected to a video cassette 
recorder through the antenna input (just like a television set), much 
better quality will result from using the VCR's video and audio inputs. 
This is the same as connecting an Atari to a monitor. 

The monitor jack on the Atari is called a 5-pin DIN. It's a round plug 
with (not surprisingly) five contacts. You will need a cable that comes 
with a 5-pin DIN plug on one end and four RCA plugs (used by most 
VCRs) on the other end. Fortunately, this is a pretty common and inex- 
pensive cable — Antic uses a lot of them for monitor connections. The 
cables should cost about $10 for a six-foot length and are available at most 
electronics stores and some computer stores. (However, Radio Shack no 
longer seems to carry them.) If you can't find the cables, you could build 
one from the diagram in Figure 1. 

Now that you have the cable, how do you use it? After all, it comes 
with four RCA plugs and the VCR has only two input jacks. Well, you'll 
generally need to experiment — unless the four plugs are clearly labeled 
(usually they're just color-coded or numbered). 

Whenever I get a new cable, I usually just try all the plug combinations 
until the sound and the picture both work right. You can't hurt anything 
by plugging into the wrong holes. When you do identify the correct plugs, 
label them clearly for future reconnections. 

The purposes of the four RCA plugs are as follows: 

1. Audio: Plug it into the audio input of the VCR. If you want to run 
a stereo VCR, you can use a "Y" connector. 

2. Video: Plug it into the video input of the VCR. This plug has an 
industry-standard NTSC composite video signal. 

3. Luminance: Let this plug dangle. It is a black and white video signal 
carrier used with monochrome monitors. As it happens, it is also the "Y" 
of the YC standard tor the new Super VHS video recorders. The YC stan- 
dard is the old separated video which many Atari owners have used for 
years with the Commodore 1702 monitor (and a few others). Yes, the 
Atari can produce this superior picture and take full advantage of the "new" 
technology. 

4. Chrominance: Let it dangle too. This is the color part of the video 
picture. It is the "C" in Super VHS YC. The 800XL does not produce this 
signal. But you can substitute the NTSC composite signal (2 above) for 
good results with Super VHS. ■ 



and beautiful Virtuoso productions 
via these merged efforts. 

There is also a public domain 
player, available on CompuServe and 
from users groups, which allows Atar- 
ians without Virtuoso to see the per- 
formances. Curiously, this player was 
not included with the program 
package. 

{This month's Antic Disk contains 
the 194-sector Virtuoso player pro- 
gram plus four exclusive 52-sector 
shows from the software's co-author. 
This demonstrator will run on a 
standard Atari 800 as well as on the 
XL/XE models.-ANl\C ED) 

DESKTOP VIDEO ON VCR 

Although most of these perfor- 
mances will live only in Atari com- 
puters, they can reach much laiger au- 
diences through video cassettes. Any 
Virtuoso show can be recorded in any 
video format. The Atari produces the 
best video signal of any 8-bit com- 
puter and has been used in many 
professional applications. Atari even 
supports the new YC standard for Su- 
per VHS. If you have access to more 
sophisticated video equipment, a Vir- 
tuoso show can be mixed with mate- 
rial from other sources. The only limit 
is your imagination. 

Hooking up an Atari computer to 
a video cassette recorder (VCR) is easy. 
Connect the television cable from the 
Atari to the VCR antenna input for 
passable results. But using the VCR's 
direct video and audio inputs works 
much better See this story's sidebar 
for more detailed instructions on 
Atari-VCR connections. 

There's really no way to do full jus- 
tice to Virtuoso in a magazine review. 
I encourage you to get the public do- 
main player and check out some avail- 
able performances. The early shows 
are simple, but even these demon- 
strate the potential of the system. 

If you are an Atari-using artist or 
musician, you really should invest 
$49.95 in Virtuoso to experience the 
creative worlds it opens up. Like all 
rich artistic media. Virtuoso can be 
learned in a few hours, but it will take 
months to master the software's capa- 
bilities and years to fully explore its 

vast possibilities, continued on page 44 



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All the latest news for the ST user 



April 1988 



Desktop Video 
for the ST 

Cyber software challenges $10, 000 workstations 



• By GREGG PEARLMAN, Antic Assistant Editor 

"Desktop video" has come to Atari ST computers. Cyber Studio (featuring CAD- 
3D 2.0) and Cyber Control animate 3-D solid models which can be integrated 
into 2-D frame-by-frame animations with Cyber Paint. Spectrum 512 gives you 
512 colors to create high-quality sft7/ pictures. This is computer-generated graphics 
and animation at an advanced level which would otherwise require a dedicated 
graphics workstation costing at least $10,000. 

"We're trying to put together a system that quickly and easily visualizes graphic 
ideas— particularly those ideas requiring movement," says Jack Powell, Antic Soft- 
ware's Manager of Product Development. 

Most personal computers, including the Atari ST, can't provide the visual quality 
required for network television— at least 512 x 480 vertical and horizontal lines of 
resolution. (However, there is a Public Broadcasting station in San Jose, California 
that creates station breaks with an ST.) What the ST can do, because of the afford- 
ability of the computer and software, is allow companies to buy several stations 
for their employees, who in turn can do rough concept sketches quickly before 
polishing them on the expensive graphics workstations. 

Interestingly, it's an advantage for desktop video that ST graphics aren't as detailed 
as those on the Amiga and the Macintosh. The more colors and resolution you 
have onscreen, the more memory that screen takes up. "If you're doing a screen- 
by-screen animation," says Powell, "not only does it take up more memory if each 
frame is larger- because of colors and so on— but all that raw data must be moved, 
so speed as well as memory are affected." 

CYBER LINE-UP 

The Cyber products work with both three-dimensional object-oriented images 
as well as two-dimensional raster images. 

A raster image is a matrix of addressable 2-D points onscreen— in other words, 
screen memory. Painting software like DEGAS and Spectrum 512 produce raster 
images. The only way to change an image is to paint over it or use something like 
a cut-and-paste block move. 

CAD systems such as CAD-3D and Easy Draw are object-oriented. Creating an 
object in such a system gives data information to the computer to the effect of, 
"The object starts at this XYZ location and moves, in a line, to that XYZ location." 
Since the objects are represented simply by numbers, they can be manipulated: you 
can change their size or zoom in almost infinitely, for example, continued on next page 

April 1988 





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Object-oriented data can be converted to other systems. 
You could create a space shuttle in CAD-3D, transfer its 
data to a professional graphics workstation system, such 
as an IBM PC or IRIS, and manipulate it there. 

CYBER STUDIO 

"Cyber Studio can be thought of as a 3-D solid-modeling 
toolbox to create your actors, objects and set," says Powell. 
The package consists basically of CAD-3D 2.0 and Cyber- 
mate, an advanced. Forth-based animation editing lan- 
guage essentially for programmers. 

CAD-3D is unusual in that it's both raster and object- 
oriented. In Superview mode, when you render an ob- 
ject or image, you can paste it onto a raster background 
created with a paint program such as DEGAS or Cyber 
Paint. Then you can take the object and change the light- 
ing and the drawing mode (wireframe, solid, etc.), then 
paste it again in another spot and keep on going. Cyber 
Studio has libraries of 3-D clip art available for CAD-3D. 

"When you create animations using CAD-3D," says 
Powell, "the computer saves raster images of your objects 
a frame at a time. When you play it back, it looks like 
a dimensional object moving in real time because it's 
properly lit and had been an object in CAD-3D." 

Because of ST hardware limitations, each rendered 
frame can have only 16 colors. Ranges of those colors are 
used to simulate lighting and shading of the objects. More 
colors would be needed to achieve more advanced effects. 

"We're currently developing a program that uses Spec- 
trum 512 to provide the colors needed for advanced tech- 
niques such as ray-tracing or texture-mapping," says 
Powell. "It will be available this year" 

CYBER PAINT 

Cyber Paint can be a number of things — an animation 
paintbox used to touch up Cyber Studio animations, a 
standalone animation paint program, a 2-D "eel" raster 
animation system, and an ADO motion effects system. 

"Because Cyber Paint is so flexible, it's hard to pin 
down — and that makes it difficult to market," says Powell. 
"There's no problem marketing Spectrum 512. People 
understand that it's a paint program which lets you use 
512 colors. But Cyber Paint has so many features. It lets 
you throw animations together so quickly and manipu- 
late all the different types of graphics files available to the 
ST— it's a lot of fun. I think it will be one of our biggest 
hits once people understand what it is." 

Cyber Paint saves animation sequences in a specially 
compressed format called delta files. The general idea of 
a delta file is that in saving the first frame, you save all 
the pixel information onscreen. Saving subsequent frames 
just saves information about what changes have taken 
place since the last frame. That's what "delta" is — a meas- 
urement of the change. 

The effectiveness of delta compression depends on 
what you're animating. Moving large blocks of pixels re- 
quires more memory than moving small sections. The 
more visual change there is per frame, the more RAM is 



used. 

Perhaps the most important feature of Cyber Paint is 
the ADO — ^Antic's Digital Omnimover, an ST adaptation 
of the Ampex Digital Optical Printing System. The ADO 
can move a 2-D image, either an animation or a clip, on 
a 3-D path through space, rotate it on the X, Y and Z axes, 
and make it appear to move closer or further away. And 
it can remap an animation to a 3-D image instead of just 
moving it. 

Also, ADO allows infinite levels of image overlays and 
underlays, much like chroma key, a professional technique 
in which, for instance, the starship Enterprise would be 
filmed in front of a blue background and then laid over 
a background with stars or a planet. 

CYBER CONTROL 

Cyber Control is a very flexible scripting language that, 
among other things, allows highly sophisticated motion- 
control animation of 3-D object-based models created with 
Cyber Studio. These animations can be played back from 
the computer with ANIMATE3.PRG, a public domain au- 
toplayer, touched up in Cyber Paint, or sent to video. 

"Tom Hudson tried to make the Cyber Control language 
as simple as possible without sacrificing power," says 
Powell. "It's modeled after BASIC, which many people 
know. And even if you don't know BASIC, you could learn 
to use Cyber Control for simple animations." 
"You can also create objects with it that you can't with 
CAD-3D alone. And only Cyber Control lets you create 
animations with flexible 3-D objects. Darrel Anderson 
used Cyber Control to create a demo featuring flexible 
membranes — an extremely advanced computer graphics 
technique." 

In Cyber Control (which requires Cyber Studio) you can 
set a few points and tell the system that you want a curve 
which follows those points. This curve would be a 
spline — a path that smoothly follows set points. You can 
set three types of splines— smooth curves that go through 
the points, straight lines that go from point to point, or 
lines that gravitate toward the points without passing 
through them. Once your points are set, you can have 
an object — or the cameras or light sources — follow those 
points. Or you can have the program create an object us- 
ing those points as the object's shape. 

SPECTRUM 512 

Spectrum 512 is a paint program for making high-quality 
still pictures. It's not designed for animation. But the latest 
slideshow program for Spectrum 512 lets you set up batch 
files for page-flipping animations (about 12 frames on a 
1Mb ST and 80 on a Mega 4) as well as creating stereo 
pictures for the Stereotek glasses available from the 
Catalog. 

{This program, SPSLIDE8.PRG is part of the file 
SPSLD8.ARC and can be found in download library i 
of the Atari Developers SIG on CompuServe. Only two 
programs can be kept in the Cyber Connection area of 
ANTIC ONLINE, so when new programs become avail- 



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able, the previous ones are moved to the 5'/G.— ANTIC ED) 

"Essentially, Spectrum 512 is the best painting software 
for this computer," says Powell. "The anti-aliasing and 
dithering functions in Spectrum 512 can make an image 
look almost photographic. Anti-aliasing is a process that, 
in effect, 'averages' adjacent colors, softening the border 
between them. You really need many colors to do this. 
Professional computer graphics people will tell you that 
if they must make a choice between many colors and more 
detailed resolution, they'd prefer the colors. You can cre- 
ate illusions with color that you can't create with higher 
resolution." 

Spectrum 512 generates a solid 512 colors which can 
be placed almost anywhere onscreen. Up to 48 colors 
can be placed on any scan line, and the program auto- 
matically does a "best fit" on any color over 48. This al- 
lows the software to closely simulate "truecolor" effects 
similar to what the AT&T Targa board can do on the IBM 
PC or the Mac II. 

Spectrum 512 also uses dithering to simulate as many 
as 24,389 colors. Dithering is a technique where a pat- 
tern of pixels is used to create the illusion of another, un- 
available color "Let's say you have only the colors red and 
yellow in your paintbox and you create a checkerboard 
using those colors," Powell says. "You make a color that 
looks, from a distance, like orange. Spectrum 512 uses this 
idea with different percentages ; for example, 2 5 % red and 
75% yellow produces a yellowish orange. If it's the re- 
verse, it'd be a reddish orange. Spectrum 512 primarily 
uses this technique for photodigitizing — to convert Am- 
iga .IFF files and CompuServe GIF files (created with a 
Macintosh II, for example) to the Spectrum 512 format. 
DigiSpec, a $39.95 program from Trio Engineering, cre- 
ates 24,389-shade pictures on the Atari with Com- 
putereyes. (See ST New Products in this issue.) 

"Even though the ST's low resolution is only 320 x 200 
pixels, it's important for people to realize that not only 
does dithering increase the colors, but that effective anti- 
aliasing is really only possible with a lot of colors." 

VIDEO 

At this writing, if you bought nothing but Atari hard- 
ware and Antic software, you could get true video output 
only from a 520ST which has RF television output and 
was upgraded to at least 1Mb to work with the Cyber 
software. 

The big problem, according to Powell, is that the Atari 
ST is not designed for NTSC (National Television Standards 
Committee) video output. But Practical Solutions makes 
a converter box for the ST that changes RGB analog out- 
put to NTSC composite video output. You'd need either 
this converter or the built-in composite output which 
520STFMS have. 

"The most important thing for video output in terms 
of our software is the upcoming Genlock unit from JRI," 
says Powell. "This will let you combine computer- 
generated images with true video from a television, VCR, 
or videocameni. 



"The product that will tie all this together is Cyber 
VCR, Tom Hudson's newest program, which lets you set 
up a script — a list of all the animations in your library that 
you want to run. You can decide what order to run them 
in, repeat animations more than once, choose the num- 
ber of frames you want to run from an animation, run 
it backwards or forwards at variable speeds and so on. 
You can choose the splices you want — fades, cuts, etc. And 
you can design fancy custom wipes in Cyber Paint." 

Cyber VCR works with any Sony Beta or 8mm VCR that 
has a special "Remote" jack (5-pin micro DIN style). The 
program will read files off the computer and automati- 
cally control the VCR's recording of the various anima- 
tions via an included custom cable designed by Mark Kim- 
ball and Antic's Director of Product Development, Gary 
Yost. The final output is completely free of editing glitches, 
due to Sony's foresight in designing flying erase heads for 
these VCRs. 

Recently Antic alpha-tested Supra 's real-time SupraView 
digitizer which captures images at up to 24 frames per 
second as they move. SupraView will be compatible with 
Cyber Paint. It should be released early in 1988 and will 
probably cost around $199. 

The current SupraView digitizing software is "adequate," 
according to programmer Mark White, head of technical 
support at Supra Corp. But Supra is working on improved 
software which will be available as an upgrade for regis- 
tered owners. Supra Corp. is also working on a way to 
digitize pictures for Spectrum 512 using red, green and 
blue filters. 

CYBER FUTURE 

CAD-3D 2.0 has two modelers — a spin-tool which is 
like a lathe and an extruder which is like a jigsaw. Hud- 
son's new Cyber Sculpt (available this spring) will pro- 
vide all the modeling tools you'd find on an advanced 
3-D graphics workstation. You can grab a vertex on a 
model you've made and drag it, twist it, push it, punch 
it, or slice it. "You'll have full flexibility to create very nat- 
ural shapes for CAD-3D," says Powell. "This program will 
be a desk accessory like Cyber Control, only mouse- 
controlled and very easy to use." 

Antic Software will also bring out more design disks 
with advanced Cyber Control clip-art for 3-D character 
animation and video titling, and an upcoming program 
will let you map pictures onto 3-D objects — in other 
words, you'll be able to put raster images onto objects — 
to create, for example, moebius strips or realistic waterH 



SPECTRUM 512-$69.95, ST0249 (color) 

CYBER STUDIO-$89.85, ST0326 (1Mb) 

CYBER CONTROL-$59.95, ST0250 (1Mb, Cyber Studio) 

CYBER PAINT-$69.95, ST0251 (color, 1Mb) 

Antic Software, The Catalog, 544 Second Street, San Francisco, 
CA 94107. (800) 234-7001. 



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THE STORY BEHIND VIRTUOSO 

continued from page 38 



Lyons acknowledges that the com- 
pany has had some trouble establish- 
ing Desktop Performance Studio in 
the distribution/retail pipeline. "We've 
been distributing the software kind of 
by hand. But through users groups 
and online we've had people sending 
us retailer lists in the various states. 
The retailers are very interested in the 
product, but they have no way to get 
it." 

INSTANT RESULTS 

Schwartz says that the main thing 
he and Lyons want to provide for 8- 
bit computers is something instant — 
where you don't need to wait for re- 
sults, spending an hour composing a 
frame and then going to the next 
frame and trying to manipulate it. 
"You need a very strong imagination 
when doing frame-by-frame anima- 
tion," he says, "which basically 
amounts to a form of expertise. We 
wanted to minimize user expertise 



requirements — addressing those 
people who never thought they had 
any musical or artistic skills and 
showing them that they can create 
pieces." 

Schwartz adds, "Compact discs 
hold gigabytes of information, so we 
realized that to achieve any controlled 
representation of sound that was any- 
thing close to real time, we had to get 
the numbers down. You can't expect 
to manipulate 80K in one second and 
be very flexible, even on a l6mHz 
computer. So we came up with a 
whole new set of theories about how 
sound is broken down. We realized 
that the difference between sound 
and light was only a matter of fre- 
quency, so we knew we could apply 
the same theories to graphics and ani- 
mation." 

The basic concept is of Virtuoso is 
to avoid anything 'static,' explains 
Schwartz. "CDs and similar media ba- 
sically do page-flipping through tens 
of thousands of static frames each sec- 
ond. You get the illusion of motion, 
just like a motion picture. We decided 



to deal with representations based on 
dynamic principles, where the num- 
bers are related to dynamic changes 
in the sound or the visual. By de- 
veloping this system, we began 
achieving enormously efficient 
representations of moving objects, 
both sound and visual." ■ 



DESKTOP VIDEO FOR ATARI XL/XE 

continued from page 40 

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OSS-designed ADOS operating system 
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ST Games Gallery 



Test Drive, Superbike Challenge 



TEST DRIVE 

Accolade's two-disk Test Drive just 
might be the hottest arcade auto- 
driving simulator yet. Ifou take the 
wheel of one of the costliest exotic 
cars on the road today — Chevy Cor- 
vette, Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini 
Countach, Porsche 911, or Lotus 
Turbo Esprit. Try to beat the clock on 
a twisting road modeled after Califor- 
nia's Highway 1, while you avoid on- 
coming traffic and the police. 

Your driver's seat environment has 
a steering wheel, dashboard, stick 
shift, radar detector and a function- 
ing rearview mirror The joystick con- 
trols steering, shifting, acceleration 
and braking. Joystick left/right steers 
the car rather well, although each 
increment of the joystick has an in- 
creased turn rate. Moving the stick up 
or down while not pressing the but- 
ton will cause the car to speed up or 
brake. Moving the stick with the but- 
ton down is one way to shift the gears. 

Manual shifting can be difficult be- 
cause the joystick's pattern is an 
asterisk — ^which does not match many 
automotive stick shift patterns. So 
much concentration is needed that 
you forget to watch where you're go- 
ing and end up falling off a cliff. An 
easier option is a sort of semi- 
automatic shift. Moving the joystick 
up or down with the button held 
down will shift gears. 

Passing cars is easy. Just pop over 
to the opposite lane, floor the gas and 
zip back while avoiding any oncom- 
ing traffic. There always seems to be 
some traffic when you pass a car, es- 
pecially on a curve. Try accelerating 
into a gear's redline and you will blow 
the clutch. Turning hard into a curve 
will cause a skid. 

Your main goal is to race up a hill 
at incredible speed while avoiding the 
one person who does not allow for 

April 1988 




this kind of behavior Your car is 
equipped with a radar detector — 
watch it. When that baby starts to 
beep and flash, it means there's a 
smokey on your tail. 

If you get caught, you are forced to 
decelerate and pull over, sit and wait 
until a ticket appears on the screen. 
At that point you may continue up the 
hill, but your completion time will be 
pretty bad. 

As soon as your radar detector 
starts, check the rearview mirror A 
police car should be advancing and 
now is the time for you to go ballis- 
tic. Accelerate through every gear un- 
til it redlines and then shift to the next 
gear This works best if you are in 
third gear when the radar detector 
goes off. If you accelerate quickly 
enough the police car will drift away. 

Test Drive is great entertainment 
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ST Resource 



ST Applications 

Chemistry and Printing ware 



LEWIS123 

One of the first pure-science appli- 
cations for the ST, Lewisl23 (Version 
3.0) is billed as a spreadsheet for 
chemistry. This is misleading because 
the program bears no resemblance to 
Lotus 1-2-3 of spreadsheet fame. In- 
stead it is a sketchpad for drawing 
two-dimensional molecular structures 
built according to the Lewis theory of 
covalent bonding (familiar to any 
trained chemist). 

Drawing molecular structures is 
straightforward. Up to 460 chemical 
elements per structure can be selected 
from menus, dragged to desired loca- 
tions and have bonds (lines) drawn 
between them by clicking. Only cova- 
lent bonds are supported. Elements 
that preferentially bond by other 
means (transition metals and rare 
earths) are not included in the selec- 
tion menus. 

Warnings are given for bonds that 
would violate the Lewis theory. An 
option is available to ionize elements 
in order to give (or force) bonds in 
agreement with theory. Once a bond 
is formed between two elements, it 
is maintained no matter how the ele- 
ments are subsequently moved. 

The position of bonds between two 
elements is determined solely by pro- 
gram logic and can lead to structure 
diagrams that arc chemically valid but 
aesthetically poor The manual sug- 
gests trial and error to remove and 
recreate bonds to improve the plot 
quality. A snap grid template can be 
used to aid in positioning elements. 

You can cut and paste variable-sized 
blocks of a structure, either an entire 
molecule or a piece of it. These blocks 
can be used to speed drawing struc- 
tures with repeating units or stored on 
disk as a library of building blocks. 
Block rot:ition is not supported and 



Reviewed By JIM PIERSON-PERRY 

is sorely missed. 

Lewisl23 is not copy-protected. It 
requires a monochrome monitor. A 
printer is optional to provide hard- 
copy of the structures. An Epson 
printer driver is supplied (DEGAS .PI3 
format). Users with other models 
must provide their own DEGAS print- 
er drivers. 

The accompanying manual does a 
good job of covering program func- 
tion, but desperately needs proofread- 
ing. A slide-show program is included. 

Besides drawing, Lewisl23 can ana- 
lyze formal charge, detemiine the the- 
oretical bond requirement for a given 
set of elements, and provide reference 
data on individual elements. Wliile of 
some theoretical interest, these op- 
tions are not well implemented. The 
theoretical bond calculation applies 
only to all unbonded elements on the 
screen and gives meaningless results 
when used to verify a structure. The 
element count screen shows all avail- 
able elements, whether used or not. 
A simple molecular formula and 
molecular weight would be far more 
useful and less cluttered .When every- 
thing works, Lewisl23 can generate 
good-quality molecular structure di- 
agrams. Users who want to just draw 
structures should test the program 
first. A demo version is widely avail- 
able on bulletin boards. Given the 
amount of work needed to draw a 
structure and the monochrome re- 
striction, you may well opt to just use 
a more powerful drawing program 
like DEGAS in the first place. 

$29.95, monochrome only. Stone Age 
Software, P. O. Box 1216, Amherst, NH 
03031. (603) 881-7689. 

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FONTS & BORDERS 

Fonts & Borders is the latest ad- 



dition to the growing PrintMaster Plus 
design library. With 3 collections of 
clip-art graphics now available (Art 
Gallery I, II, III), this newcomer ad- 
dresses another printing need — 
additional text fonts and border 
styles. Fifteen new fonts and 20 new 
border designs are provided, with 3 
of the fonts in multiple sizes. 

The fonts are all attractive and 
cover a wide range of styles from ele- 
gant to backwoods. The border de- 
signs are equally impressive. Some 
seem destined for fame, such as the 
dinosaur and Halloween borders. 
Whatever the occasion, you are 
guaranteed to find appropriate 
designs. 

A patch program also is included to 
automatically upgrade the original 
PrintMaster program to the current 
PrintMaster Plus. Since I bought my 
copy just before the new version came 
out, I really appreciate this bonus. The 
upgrade only takes a couple of 
minutes arid then you are ready to go. 
You must have the upgraded program 
in order to make use of these addi- 
tional fonts and borders. The program 
also comes with a catalog of related 
products including colored paper, 
heat transfer ribbons (to create cus- 
tomized T-shirts) and a manual of ap- 
plied graphic design. 

I am very pleased with the quality 
and number of additional fonts and 
borders provided in this package. 

Unison World has an excellent pro- 
gram in PrintMaster Plus and con- 
tinues to support and extend its ap- 
plications with these additional li- 
brary collections. 

$29.95, color or monochrome. Unison 
World, P.O. Box 3056, Berkeley, CA 
94703. (415) 848-6666. 

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April 1988 



53 



ST Resource 

ST New Products 



By GREGG PEARLMAN, Antic Assistant Editor 



DIGISPEC & UNISPEC 

Digispec works with your Computereyes 
digitizer to capture 512-color images from 
a video camera or VCR. Then it displays 
the image on your color monitor and lets 
you adjust the color halance, hrightness 
and contrast before you save it to disk in 
Spectrum 512 format. On topof 512yj//re 
colors, Digispec's dithering capabilities 
bring the number of simutated colors to 
24,389. And the program is compatible 
Vv'ith Amiga IFF tiles and (CompuServe C;iF 
files. You can view any Amiga picture, 
even a 4,096-color Hold-and-Modify 
mode picture, and con\ert it to Sjiectrum 
512 format, then touch it up /;/ Spectrum 
512. 

Unispec turns Spectrum 512 (.see re- 
view in this issue) into a desk accessory 
that can nin simult;ineously \\'ith an)' regu- 
lar GEM program, most notabi)- DFCiAS 
Elite and CAD-3D. You can instantl)' im- 
port full-screen pictures or blocks gener- 
ated by the other program to Unispec's 
512-color screen or to the buffer, and 
blocks from the outside program can be 
pasted on top of the current 5 1 2-color pic- 
ture. You can also touch up images digi- 
tized with Digispec and Computereyes in 
Unispec. 

Unispec features anti-aliased lasso cut- 
and-paste, which lets }'oii cut an arbitr^iry 
curved shape from one picture and jiaste 
it to another without any "jaggies." 

$39.95 each, color. Trio Engineering, P.O. 
Box 332, Swampscott, MA 01907. (617) 964- 
1673, FINAL. 

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DRAW, STUD 

For Home Casino Poker Etc, Dubl Dubl 
Funware has added Blackjack to its already 
popular Draw and Stud Pcjker package. A 
color monitor is required for these 
liglitning-f:ust card games. Draw Poker fea- 
tures the best elements of poker machines. 
Stud Poker is a head-to-head game, played 
against other people or the computer 
Blackjack is played just as it is in the 
casinos. All games are for one to four 
players. 

$34.95. Dubl Dubl Funware, P.O. Box 06401, 
Portland, OR 97206. (503) 771-7833. PRESS. 

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WILD BLUE YONDER 

MicroProse's Gunship (S-(9.95) is a simu- 
lation of the U.S. Army's AH 64A Apache 
attack helicopter All new Army pilots 
must train at the Cunship base before 
reporting to hazardous combat duty in 
Southeast Asia, Central America, the Mid- 
dle East and Western Europe. Cunship 
generates the topography, enemy 
weaponry and strateg)' present in each re- 
gion. You control not only the aircraft but 
its vveajions and counter-measures as well. 
Fhe enemy's artificial intelligence 
responds with the weapons and tactics 
most likely to defeat you. 

F-15 Strike Eagle (S39.95) is enhanced 
for its ST \'ersion — with higher resolution, 
more detail and color and addition;il game 
play features. You're the pilot of an F-15 
all-weather, air-superiority and ground at- 
tack fighter with more than 24 flight 
weapons and electronic counter-measure 
controls. Mission scenarios range from 
Southeast Asia to the Persian Gulf, and a 
new mission has been added to recreate 
the United States' 1986 retaliatory strike 
against Libya. 

MicroProse, 120 Lakefront Drive, Hunt Valley, 
MD 21030 (301) 771-1151. Both items PRESS. 

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NEW REAL BASIC 

Real BASICS, version 1.3, is compatible with 
all previous versions of Real liASlC as well 
as ST BASIC. It's (iFM-ba.sed, making 
frequently-used commands such as LIST 
and LOAD available \'ia a menu bar, and 
features a series of new keywords and 
functions as well as dialog boxes and 
alerts. The extended director)' commands 
let you list subdirectories, access files 
within folders and change the default 
directory and drive. Most GEM tasks can 
now be performed with a single BASIC 
statement instead cjf PEEKs and POKEs, 
and a MIDI statement has been added so 
you can use the MIDI ports. Updates to 
registered Real BASIC users are free. 

$49.95. Computer Crossware Labs, Inc., 516 
Fifth Avenue, Suite507, New York, NY 10036. 
(212) 644-2591. FINAL. 

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VROOM 

In the joystick-controlled Speed Buggy, 

a longtime arcade favorite, you jump your 
buggy over obstacles, drive on two wheels 
and run into flags to gain time and bonus 
points. Be a maniac — you deserve it. 

$44.95. Data East U.S.A, 470 Needles Drive, 
Son Jose, CA 95112. (408) 286-7074. PRESS. 

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ELECTION '88 

.SSI's President Elect— 1988 Edition 

says that Vice President Bush had better 
hope for no recession of an)' kind, or else 
he doesn't have a prayer against the likes 
of Cuomo, Dukakis, Gephardt and Gore. 
However, before the stock market crash 
in October, 1987, President Elect fore- 
casted a decisive victory for Bush. No 
predictions were made for G-ary Hart. 

President Elect lets you simulate any 
election from 1988 back to I960 using any 
actual figures from a large roster of actual 
historical or present-da)' canddates. You 
can rate existing candidates or create fic- 
tional ones by using a built-in political 
"litmus test" that measures potential can- 
didates' political orientation in economics, 
domestic and foreign policy areas. On 
election night, votes are tallied and states 
are projected minute by minute untU a can- 
didate gets the required 270 electoral 
votes. 

$24.95. Strategic Simulations, Inc., 1046 
Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043. 
(415) 964-1353. FINAL. 

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Nc'iv ST product notices are coni- 
pitedfrom information provided by 
t/je products' manufacturers. Antic 
assumes no responsibility for the 
accuracy of these notices or the per- 
formance of the product. Each men- 
tion is followed by a code word 
indicati)ig that, at press time. Antic 
had seen a FINAL marketable ver- 
sion, near-final BETA, earlier 
ALPHA, incomplete DEMO, or 
PRESS release. 



54 



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► GAME OF THE MONTH 

1040 TERMINATOR 57 



► EASY JOYSTICK CONTROL ONLINE 

TRIGGER THROTTLE 59 



► BATTING OUT BASEBALL STATISTICS 

BALLPARK FIGURES 60 



► ANNUAL 1040 SYNCALC TEMPLATE 

'87 FEDERAL INCOME TAX SPREADSHEET 63 



► MULTIKEY SORT ROUTINE 

SUPER SORTS: PART I 65 



ST RESOURCE 



► FLASHY GFA QUIZ CHALLENGE 

BASIC CONCENTRATION 66 



TYPING SPECIAL ATARI CHARACTERS 56 

HOW TO USE TYPO II 57 

DISK SUBSCRIBERS: Programs for 8-bit Atari computers can be used immediately. Just follow instructions in the acc()rapan> ing 
magazine articles. SI" Owners: See monthl)- disks ST Help File for instructions on how to transfer programs to 3-1/2 inch disk. 

DOS COMPATIBILITY: All H-bit programs published by Antic are tested to work with Atari Disk Operating System (DOS) 2. OS and 
2.=,—Hnl with the incompatible I50S .3.0. DOS 2. OS is available on each Antic Monthly Disk. Copy the DOS. SYS and DL'P.SYS files. 

No part of this publication ma\- be reproduccti, slored in a retrie\'al system, or transmitted, in an)- form or b\' an\' means, electron- 
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APRIl I9HK ANTIC SOFTXX'ARi: UURARY * 55 



TYPING SPECIAL 
ATARI CHARACTERS 

Antic printed program listings leave a small space between each Atari Special Character for easier reading. Im- 
mediately below you will see the way Antic prints all the standard Atari letters and numbers, in upper and lower 
case, in normal and inverse video. 

nBCDEFGHIJKLflNOPORSTUUUXVZ 



IJ C DIE F G HI JKLiriN D P Q R 5 T U U UX VIZ 



abcdefghiJRiNnopqrstuvwxuz 

simaiasnmmiiBianismtDQciiisamigraQBB 

0123456789 MiSmSMSIBmWl 

The Atari Special Characters and the keys you must type in order to get them are shown in the two boxes below. 



NORMAL VIDEO | 


FOR TYPE 


FOR TYPE 


THIS THIS 


THIS THIS 


SCTRL , 


S CTRL S 


DBCTRL A 


m CTRL T 


□ CTRL B 


H CTRL U 


ffl CTRL C 


D CTRL V 


ffiCTRL D 


ffl CTRL W 


ffl CTRL E 


ffl CTRL X 


0CTRL F 


E CTRL Y 


PS CTRL G 


ffl CTRL Z 


B CTRL H 


H ESC ESC 


a CTRL I 


ffl ESC CTRL - 


B CTRL J 


ffl ESC CTRL 


H CTRL K 


H ESC CTRL + 


E CTRL L 


ffl ESC CTRL * 


□ CTRL M 


m CTRL . 


□ CTRL N 


ffl CTRL ; 


E3 CTRL 


OD SHIFT = 


BB CTRL P 


H ESC SHIFT 


ffl CTRL Q 


CLEAR 


e CTRL R 


ffl ESC DELETE 




DB ESC TAB 



INVERSE VIDEO I 


FOR TYPE 


FOR TYPE 


THIS THIS 


THIS THIS 


QA CTRL , 


a CTRL X 


B A CTRL A 


a CTRL Y 


B-lvCTRL B 


B CTRL Z 


a A CTRL C 


□ ESC 


a A CTRL D 


SHIFT 


n A CTRL E 


DELETE 


O A CTRL F 


n ESC 


B^lvCTRL G 
B -1- CTRL H 


SHIFT 
INSERT 


D ESC 


B A CTRL I 


CTRL 


H A CTRL J 


TAB 


B A CTRL K 


□ ESC 


B A CTRL L 


SHIFT 


B A CTRL M 


TAB 


H A CTRL N 


D A CTRL . 


B A CTRL 


□ A CTRL ; 


B A CTRL P 


ASHIFT = 


B --Iv CTRL 


Q ESC CTRL 2 


D A CTRL R 


□ ESC 


O --1^ CTRL S 


CTRL 


□ ^1- CTRL T 
H A CTRL U 


DELETE 
D ESC 

CTRL 


n A CTRL V 


INSERT 


n A CTRL W 





Whenever the CONTROL key (CTRL on the 400/800) or SHIFT key is used, hold it down while you press the 
next key Whenever the ESC key is pressed, release it before you type the next key. 

Turn on inverse video by pressing the Reverse Video Mode Key [^ . Turn it off by pressing it a second time. 
(On the 400/800, use the Atari Logo Key ^|^ instead.) 

Among the most common program typing mistakes are switching certiiin capital letters with their lower-case 
counterparts— you need to look especially carefully at P, X, O and (zero). 

Some of Atari Special Characters are not easy to tell apart from standard alpha-numeric characters. Usually the 
Special Characters will be b(«ed. Compare the two sets of characters below: 





SPECIAL 




STANDARD 





B CTRL F 


/ 


B 


N 


B CTRL G 


s 


D SHIFT + 


U 


H CTRL N 


,^ 


■ SHIFT - 


e 


a CTRL R 


- 


B - 


m 


S3 CTRL S 


+ 


□ + 



56 • ANTIC SOFTWARE LIBRARY 



APRIL 19S8 



HOW TO USE TYPO II (8-BIT) 



TYPO 11 automatically proofreads Antic's type-in BASIC listings for 8-bit Atari computers. It finds the exact line 
where you made a program typing mistake. 

Type in TYPO II and SAVE a copy to disk or cassette. Now type GOfO 32000. When you see the instruction on 
the screen, type in a single program line without the two-letter TYPO II code at the left of the line number. 
Press the [RETURN] key. 

Your line will reappear at the bottom of the screen with a two-letter TYPO II code on the left. If this code is not 
exactly the same as the line code printed in the magazine, you mistyped something in that line. 

To call back an)' line previously t)'ped, type an asterisk [ * ] followed (without in-between spaces) by the line number, 
then press [RETURN]. When the complete line appears at the top of the screen, press [RETURN] again. This is also 
the way you use TYPO II to proofread itself. 

To LIST your program, press [BREAK] and type LIST. To return to TYPO II, type GOTO 32000. 

To remove TYPO II from your program, type LIST "D:FILENAME",0,3I999 [RETURN] (Cassette owners LIST "C:). 
Type NEW, then ENTER "D:FILENAME"[RETURN](Cassette— ENTER "C:). Your program is now in memory without 
TYPO II and you can SAVE or LIST it to disk or cassette. 



^ 



Don't type the 
TYPO II Codes! 



UB 
UM 
H5 

BN 
YC 

EM 

H5 

XH 



TH 
tIF 



32000 REM TYPO II BY fiNDY BORTON 

32010 REM UER. 10 FOR ONTIC MflGfiZINE 

32020 CLR :DIM L INES C12 J : CLOSE »2:CL0 
5E »3 

32830 OPEN «2,4. 0, "E" : OPEN »3,5,0,"E" 

32040 ? "IS" : POSITION 11,1:? ■■rjni;J[iHMIlW' 

32050 TRfiP 32040 : POSITION 2,3:? "Tupe 

in a proaran line" 

32060 POSITION 1,4:? " ■•:INPUT «2;LINE 

S:IF LINES="" THEN POSITION 2,4:LIST B 

:G0TO 32060 

32070 IF LINES tl, 13 =••*••• THEN 

ES C2, LEN (LINESJ J 3 : POSITION 2, 

GOTO 32060 

32080 POSITION 2,10:? "CONT' 

32090 B=UfiL CLINESJ : POSITION 



8 = UfiL CLIN 
.4:LI5T B: 



1,3 1 



NY 
CN 
ET 

CE 
QR 



UU 

UJ 
JU 
EH 
BH 
HB 
IE 

UG 



32100 POKE 842,13:5T0P 

32110 POKE 842,12 

32120 ? ■•S":POSITION 11,1:? '■■nniiJ[iiaHIIIIB 

■•:POSITION 2,15:LI5T B 

32130 C=0:flNS=C 

32140 POSITION 2,16:INPUT »3;LINES:IF 

LINES="" THEN ? "LINE ";B;" DELETED":G 

OTO 32050 

32150 FOR 0=1 TO L EN f LINES> : C=C+1 : ONS = 

fiN5+ CC^«05C CLINES CD, D) > 3 : NEXT D 

32160 CODE=INT cfiN5/6763 

32170 CODE = fiNS- CC0DE^<6763 

32180 HCODE = INT CC0DE''263 

32190 LCODE = CODE- cHC0DE»*263+65 

32200 HC0DE=HC0DE+65 

32210 POSITION 0,16:? CHRS CHC0DE3 ; CHRS 

CLCODEJ 

32220 POSITION 2,13:? "If CODE does no 

t Match press ■IliraiidllieiB and edit line a 

bowe . " : GOTO 32050 



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1040 TERMINATOR 



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LISTING 1 



Don't type the 
TYPO II Codes!' 



<t^ 



RU 
HD 
QU 
MP 
SZ 



EP 
UV 

UP 
JI 

CL 

LA 
Yft 
NL 



JQ 
TB 



EP 



PA 
CX 



2 REM 1840 TERniNATOR 

4 REM BY STEPHEN STOUT 

6 REM CC119B8, ANTIC PUBLISHING 

10 GOTO 1756 

20 POKE 77,0:ST=STICKC0J :IX=CST=7> - CST 

=11J !IY=CST=13> - CST=14> !IF IX=e AMD lY 

=e THEN 190 

30 LOCATE X+IX,Y+IY.Z 

40 IF Z032 AND Z0133 AND Z0136 AND 

Z038 THEN 190 

58 IF Z=133 THEN SOUND 0,158,12,15 

60 IF Z=3e THEN SOUND 8 , 50 , 10 , 15 : DOTS= 

70 POSITION X,Y!? «*6; X = X + IX : Y = V + IY 

JPOSITION X,V!? »6;"S" 
80 IF Z0133 THEN 170 
90 IF IYO0 THEN 130 

188 D=V-l:LOCATE X,Y*1,Z:IF Z=132 THEN 
D = Y + 1 sPOSITION X,D + l:? «6 ; GOTO 12 

e 

110 POSITION X.D-l!? «6;" " 

120 POSITION X-1,D!? »6;"aaa" sGOTO 160 

130 D=X-l:LOCATE X+1,V,Z:IF Z=132 THEN 

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140 POSITION D-1,V!? »6;- 
150 POSITION D,Y-l!? »6;' 
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IF DOTS=0 THEN 470 

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OR Z=38 THEN 298 

IF 1X1=0 THEN 258 

IV1=INTCRNDC0J»2» "IF IY1=0 THEN lY 

LOCATE XI. Vl + iyi,ZiIF Z032 AND Z< 
ND Z038 THEN IV1 = -IY1 
LOCATE XI. V1 + IV1,Z!IF Z032 AND Z< 
ND Z038 THEN IY1 = = 1X1= -IXl : GOTO 

IXl=0>eOTO 290 

IX1=INTCRNDC0>M21 >IF 1X1=0 THEN IX 
1 

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AND Z038 THEN IX1 = -IX1 

LOCATE Xl + IXl. Yl.ZilF Z032 AND Z< 
AND Z038 THEN 1X1 = : iyi = -IYl : GOTO 

IY1=0<GOTO 290 

LOCATE X1.Y1.Z2SIF Z2=133 THEN Zl= 

POSITION XI. VI!? tt6:CHR$cZli 
Xl=Xl+IXl!Vl=Vl+IVli LOCATE Xl.Yl.Z 
OSITION XI. Yl!? »»6;"a" 

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J8 POSITION X,Vi? tt6:--B":F0R D = l TO 1 

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J8 IF Z2=:7 THEN Z2 = 32 

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28 X=OX! V=OViPOSITION X,V 
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S8 POSITION 8,1:? t«6:"siou 

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i8 POKE 77, 8:IF STRIGc8J=l THEN 458 

i8 RUN 

'8 FOR D=l TO 258:NEXT D 

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>8 SCREEN=SCREEN+1 

)8 GOTO 548 

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l.ie:NEXT I:SOUND 8,8,8,8 

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LiyES:";LIUES 

58 FOR 1=2 TO 22 ■ READ SC$:PaSITION 8. 
7 <«6>SC«>NEXT I 

'8 READ OX.OY:X=OX:V=OY:POSITION X.Yt 
7 tt6;"S":READ DOTS 

588 READ XI , Yl , IXl , lYl : LOCATE Xl.Yl.Zl 
:POSITiaN XI, Yl:? u6 : "B" 
598 POKE 559,34:G0T0 28 
6 88 DATA QQaGJEUEUBCJEDEEaaEUQQQQEIJQQ 
618 DATA [3&&&&& &&&&S.& &&&&&[!) 
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638 DATA [I!&a&&& X&&&&& &&&a&[3 
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788 DATA Q*[I][I]QaOa[I3[Ii[I3Hntiam[D!3&[D 
798 DATA [D&&&A& &&&&&« &&&«&[D 
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848 DATA [D&JK&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&Q 
858 DATA E!«Q[I]S[aBC3HES&Q«[DS[[lELQQ 
868 DATA Er]&S&&&&&&&&&n&&&S&&[I] 

8 78 DATA EI]Q£3G3G]E£I]Eai3B[D U QQQE&Q 
888 DATA Q&&&&&&&&&&&a&&&&&&a3 
898 DATA Q&QQEI&Q&E3EQ&Q&HEQEQS 
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918 DATA BQQQQ O mBQQQQHQSQ&m 
928 DATA [I]&&&&&a&&&&&&&&«&&&[I] 
938 DATA ED&BBQ&H&QQQ&Ea&QQQQBm 
948 DATA EI]«&&«&SS&&&&a&&&&&«ED 
958 DATA QQQEQEDQQQQQ a QEaQQRD 
968 DATA EI]&&&&&&&&&&&a&s&&&&EB 

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988 DATA [DS«&&&a&&aft&&SS&«&«B 
998 DATA BBBHB Q BBBQBBBBQQftB 
1888 DATA B&&&&&a&&&&Xft&&&&&SB 
1818 DATA QQ Ba«B&QC]BBBQBBBB«B 
1828 DATA BB BB&&&a&&SS&&&&&&B 
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1878 DATA B«&&&&[IjaASBB&&«B&«&B 

1888 DATA B&B&B&B&B&SQ&B&B&B&B 

1898 DATA B&B&B&B&BBSBSE3&E2&B&B 

1188 DATA BSB&B&B«B&SBXB<B&BSB 

1118 DATA BSB&&K &&SBB& &&&B&B 

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1138 DATA B&B&&& &BB&&& &&&B&B 



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1210 DATA Q&&« &&&BB««&&& &&«B 

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1270 DATA 18.28,193 
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1300 DATA B&&&&&&&&BB&&S&&&&&B 

1310 DATA B&&&B&&&&&&&&&&B&&&B 

1320 DATA B&&& &&«&&&&&&&n&&&B 

1330 DATA a]&Ba!iaB&&&&&&Q a B&B 

1340 DATA BS«& «&&S&&&&&&a&&&B 

1350 DATA B&&&B&&&&&&&&&&B&&&B 

1360 DATA B&&&S&&B&&&&B&&&&&&B 

1370 DATA BB&&&&&&&&&&B&&&&&&B 

1380 DATA B&&&&&&BB&&&B&&&&&&B 

1390 DATA B&B&&&&&&&&&&&&&&B&B 

1488 DATA BS&&&&&BS& BB&S&&&&B 

1418 DATA B&&&&ft&QSS&&&&&&s«BQ 

1428 DATA B&&&&&&B&&&&BS&&ft&AB 

1430 DATA B&««BA««&SK&&&&BS&&Q 

1448 DATA B&S&SI&&&&&S«&SS S&&B 

1450 DATA BKB O B**«&*«BaaaB*B 

1460 DATA B&&&CI&&&&S&&&&& &s«B 

1470 DATA B&«&B&&&S&ft&&&&[ijas&[U 

1488 DATA BS&S&&SS&BBS&&&&&&&B 

1490 DATA BBBBBQBBBBBQBBBQBBBB 

1500 DATA 10,13,285 

1510 DATA 1,21.0. -1 

1528 DATA BBBBBBBBBBBBBBQEHaBBB 

1530 DATA BBB&&&S&&SaSS&S&&BBB 

1548 DATA BBft&B&«ft«&S&&«&ED&ftBII3 

1558 DATA Ba«&a&&&&&&&«&& SftAQ 

1560 DATA BSB O B&Aftft&&[Daaa[3«[D 

1578 DATA [I]««,Aa&«ft&&&&&fta A&&B 

1588 DATA B«ft«Q«SB«ftftftBftSBaS&C] 

1598 DATA B«a««C« AAftaaa««»ftftG] 

1688 DATA B&&«&BnaaB[I] (I B&&&SB 

1618 DATA BX&&&&S S&&&a&&ft&&&B 

1628 DATA B&&&&&SB&&&&B&&&&&&B 

1630 DATA B&&&&«&a&K&& &&&&&&B 

1640 DATA B&ft&aB a BBaaaB&&&&B 

1650 DATA B&&&&&«a&«&& &&&&&&B 

1660 DATA B&&&B&&B&&&&B&&B&&SB 

1670 DATA B&&& &&&&&&&&&&C1&&&B 

1680 DATA B&BOiiiaB&&&&&&B U B&B 

1690 DATA B&&& &&&&&&&&&«a&&&[l] 

1780 DATA BB&&B&&&&&&&&&&B&SBB 

1718 DATA BBB&&&&&&&&&&&&&&BBB 

1728 DATA BBQBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB 

1730 DATA 17,28.259 

1740 DATA 3.3.1.0 

1750 GRAPHICS e:P0KE 559.8:P0KE 16.64: 

POKE 53774.64 

1760 DIM MOUE$ (561 :M0UES = --hharjhanhCI9lha 

a h a^ h nsBaraesniKDSOieruLiBLiDifiiiijaaaiasQiiinDiiJiaaKB 

1770 CHSET=144«256 

1780 ML=USRCADR(M0UE$1 . 57344 . CH SET . 182 

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1790 RESTORE 1830 

1800 GOTO 1828 

1810 FOR 1=0 TO 7 

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255. 12 9. 189, 189. 189. 189. 12 



5.126.255.255.255.255,255,25 



24, 62. 96. 68. 6, 124, 24, 8 

60, 126. 219, 255, 182. 60. 36. 1 



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1830 DATA 

9.255 

1840 DATA 4,68,182,195,153.153.195,102 

, 68 

1850 DATA 

5.126 

1868 DATA 

1870 DATA 

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1880 DATA 8.56.56.16,124.186.186.40,40 

1890 DATA -1 

1900 DIM 5CSc2e> 

1910 GRAPHICS 1+16:P0KE 559,0:POKE 16, 

64:P0KE 53774.64 

1920 POKE 788.8:paKE 709.196 

1930 POSITION 3.0:? «6 ; "BfflHIlHBiaElSmHHmtll 

■•: POSITION 6.1:? l«6 ; ••HHBaBlllOB" 

1940 D=PEEKc56e>+PEEKc561i«2 56+4:P0KE 

D+6,7:P0KE D+8.7 

1950 POSITION 2.5:? «6;"ie4e TERMINAT 

OR": POSITION 2.7:? «6 ; ••mHBBDaHGiaiBBBaaim 



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2888 POKE 711.48!P0KE 710,116:POKE 788 

,198!PDKE 789.10 

2818 POKE 756-CH5ET-'256!RE5T0RE 688:50 

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2828 GOTO 548 



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40 TERMINATOR, LISTING 2 

STEPHEN STOOT 
1 19a5>1987 ANTIC PUBLISHING 
EATES LINE 1760 FOR 1048 TERM 

INES 18-258 MAV BE USED UITH 
IC LOADERS IN THIS ISSUE. 
ANGE LINE 78 AS NECESSARY.! 
SC20>,TEMPSC20>-ARSC93J :DPL=P 
1 :POKE 10592,255 

:LINES.LST":REM THIS IS THE N 
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SK or Sassette?"; iPOKE 764,25 



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POKE 764.255:GRRPHICS 0:? " AN 

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7 ,"BY CHARLES JACKSON- 
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A«tC,C»=CHRScUALtARScX.X+2J>>:C=C+ 
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IF PEEKC195J=5 THEN ? :? :? "QTOO 
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END 

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IF FNS="C:" THEN ? :? " Prepare ca 
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OPEN <«1,8,0,FN$ 

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MATTHEU RATCLIFF 
> 1985,1987 ANTIC PUBLISHING 
INES 10-250 MAY BE USED UITH 
IC LOADERS IN THIS ISSUE. 
ANGE LINE 70 AS NECESSARY. J 
Sc28J,TEMPSt20>,AR«C93J :DPL=P 
J : POKE 10592,255 
: THROTTLE.EXE": REM THIS IS TH 

THE DISK FILE TO BE CREATED 
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1050 DATA 032032032155155 
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1060 DATA 112097117115101 
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1870 DATA 102114111189832 
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0110 ; BY MATTHEU RATCLIFF 
0120 ; CCI1987, ANTIC PUBLISHING 
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By Matthew Ratciif 



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Trigger Throttle installed. 
Actual prosran is below. 

»= $0188 
Place this code in the lower 
62 bytes of the 256-b»te 
susteM stack at $0188-S81FF. 
cShould be safeii 



UEXIT 

.UORD 8 
THROTTLE 

.BYTE 8 
BUSYCTL 

BYTE 8 
START 

PHP 

PHA 

LDA BUSYCTL 

BNE TIMIT 

TESTON 

LDA TRIGS 

BNE EXIT 



;UBI exit vector 

; Space or BS 

: Control flag 

; UBI starts 
: Save all stats 
; and regs. 
;0N 



Busy on 

request? 

No. No change. 



INC BUSYCTL ;OFF, Turn it ON 
LDA THROTTLE ; Send next 

throttle state. 
STA CH 
JSR TOGGLE 



EXIT 



PLA 
PLP 

JMP CUEXITJ 

TIMIT 

LDA TRIGS 

BEO EXIT 

LDA tt8 

STA BUSYCTL 

JMP EXIT 

TOGGLE ; 

CMP «CTI 5 

BNE TOGO 

LDA «CTL_Q 

STA THROTTLE 
RTS 



;Change throttle 
state ■ 

; Restore stats 
; and reg & exit 



Trig released? 
No, t ine-out 



Yes, 



re-enable 



If ^s, then 
; next is ■^i 



TOGO 



LDA «CTI S 

STA THROTTLE 
RTS 

»= $82E8 ; 
.UORD INIT ; 
■ END 



ini t addr . 
for LOAD 



batting out baseball statistics with atari 

BALLPARK FIGURES 



Article on page 15 



LISTING 1 



Don't type the 
TVPO II Codes 



Cs. 



ZX 
BZ 
QP 
KJ 
BI 
EE 

HO 



10 REM BALLPARK FIGURES 

11 REM BY ED BROUN 

15 REM CC11988, ANTIC PUBLISHING 

28 GOTO 1060 

68 REM LINEUP CHECK 

65 ILF=e:FOR C=l TO NSP = IF A=BOcC> 

COPTR THEN ILF = 1 
78 NEXT C!IF ILF THEN ? 
ady in 1 i neup 



AND 



Qffi«";A;" aire 
":FOH C=l 



60 * ANTIC SOFTWARE LIBRARY 



AH 
BD 
JJ 



ZK 



TO 508:NEXT C 
75 RETURN 
80 REM SflUE 

85 ? "Save to what f i l enane" ;: INPUT FN 
AME$:GOSUB 395:0PEN «2 , 8 , , FN AME$ : ? «2 
;NPIF:? tt2;UIN:? «2;L0SS 

90 FOR C = l TO LENtFILESJ STEP 74!? «2 ,• 
FILE$ CC , C+73> : NEXT C:CL05E «2:RETURN 



APRIL 1988 



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DX 
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VV 

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PL 



95 REM APPEND 

lee POSITION 2,22:?. "Vou want to appen 

d CV or N>?":CLOSE ««1:0PEN «1 , 4 . 8 . "K i " 

:GET oi.ns A$=CHR$CA> 

185 IF AS="N" THEN POSITION l-l?'? " " 

:GOTO 138 

lie IF ASO-V" THEN 188 

115 POSITION 2,22=7 "Enter the » of th 

e new player" ;: INPUT A 

128 PTR2=PTR:PTR=8:G0SUB 65 s PTR=PTR2 s I 

F ILF THEN 115 

125 NSP=NSP+1!B0CNSP>=A 

138 POSITION 2,22!? BK$:RETURN 



135 REM SU 
148 POSITI 
itute tV o 
"K!"!GET «» 

141 IF A«= 
:P05ITI0N 

142 IF AS< 

144 GOSUB 

145 POSITI 
e substitu 
158 GOSUB 
155 BOCPTR 

168 IF LEN 
165 GOSUB 
:GOSUB 495 
178 REM ER 
175 EH=PEE 
38 THEN ? 
188 IF ER 
288 

185 IF ER 
GOTO 288 
198 IF ER= 
"iGOTO 288 
195 ? "»»"♦ 
208 FOR C= 
1888 
285 REM PR 
218 ? "Inp 
"Input tod 
INT BKS;TI 
211 LPRINT 
T 

215 LPRINT 
. ";FNAriES 
228 LPRINT 
", Lost "; 



BSTITUTE 

ON 2,22:? "Vou want to subst 

r NJ?":CLOSE »1:0PEN nl,4,0, 

1, A: A$=CHR$CA> 

"N" THEN POSITION 2,22:? BK$ 

1,18:? RETURN 

>"V" THEN 148 

8ie:IF F6 THEN F7=l 

ON 2,22:? "Enter the » of th 

te ffifflffi"; : INPUT A 

65:IF ILF THEN 145 

>=AiFIND«=:STR«cAi 

CFIND*>=1 THEN FIND*f2J="B" 
448:CURS=FILE*CFPTR,FPTR+73J 

:GOSUD 528:RETURN 

ROR TRAP 

KC195>!P0P :CLOSE «2:IF ER=1 

"DEUICE NOT 0N":G0T0 288 

162 THEN ? "DISK FULL":GOTO 

178 THEN ? "FILE NOT FOUND": 

165 THEN ? "INUALID FILENAME 

ERROR: CODE ";ER 

1 TO 58e:NEXT C:TRAP 175:G0T 

INT 

ut tean naNe";:INPUT CUR$:? 
au-s date";:INPUT FNAME$:LPR 
TLE* 
CHR$cl5i:REM CONDENSED PRIN 

:LPRINT "Stats for ";CURS;" 
!LPRINT 

"Current Record: Uon ";mN; 
LOSS:LPRINT :OPEN »2.8,8,"P: 



225 7 
238 7 
SF S 

SB 
235 P 
CURS = 
UB 33 
248 7 
"; !l 
7 »«2 
245 7 
258 A 
AUnO: 
SUB 3 
255 A 
+ D + T + 
UB 27 
268 A 
60SUB 
75: A = 
265 7 
<t2:RE 
278 R 
275 I 
298 
288 I 



«»2;"P 

»2;"A 
H H 
SBA S 
OKE 28 
FILESc 
5 

«2 ; "« 
F UALC 
J " "; 

«»2;FI 
=OAB:G 
GOSUB 
88 

=SAC:G 
H:G0SU 
5: A = H 
=GU:GO 

275: A 
SO:GOS 

«2;"" 
TURN 
EM 7NU 
F A<18 



UMO SLUG''. OBx 
HR RBI GU BB R 



LAYER 
B AUG 
2B 3B 
GIDP" 

1,3:FPTR=1 :FOR C=l TO NPIF: 
FPTR,FPTH+73i :GOSUB 495:605 

UALCFILESCFPTR,FPTR+1>J;" 
FILESCFPTR,FPTR+1>J<18 THEN 

LESCFPTR*2,FPTR+16J ; " "; 
OSUD 275: A=AUG:G0SUB 38e:A= 
388: A=SP:GOSUB 3e8:A=0BP:G0 

OSUB 275: A=SH :GOSUB 275:A=S 
B 275: A = D:GOSUB 275:A:^T:G0S 
GOSUB 275: A=RBI :GOSUB 275 
SUB 275: A=BB:GOSUB 275:A=R: 
SB:G0SUB 275: A=SBA:G0SUB 2 
UB 275= A=HIDP:GOSUB 275 
:FPTR=FPTR+74:NEXT C:CLOSE 



THEN 7 «2;" 
F A<188 THEN 7 n2 ; ' 



! A; " "; !GOTO 
■; A; :GOTO 298 



285 7 n2;Ai 

298 7 »2; " "; :RETURN 

295 REM y. 

388 IF A<e THEN 7 tt2 ; ' 

5 

385 IF 

TO 325 

318 IF 

TO 325 

315 IF 

TO 325 

328 FNAME« = STRSCA> :? »«2 ; F 

";FNAMESC2,4> ;" "; 

325 RETURN 

338 REM CALC 

335 fiUG=-l:SP=-l:IF OAB>e 

tlBe8»cS + D + T + H>''0AB + 8 . 5> : 

5+2»D+3»T+4»HJ'0AB+e.5J 



A<18 THEN ? »2;" 
A<188 THEN 7 «2 ; ' 



A<1888 THEN 7 «»2 ; ' 



88"; 

.8"; 

. " I 

NAME 



,■ :GD 
Aj" 
ft; " 
A;" 
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TO 32 
"; :G0 
"; :G0 
" ; : G 
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THE 
SP = I 



N AU 
NTcl 



G = INT 

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FJ 

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BO 



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34 
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36 
36 
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37 



8 AUMO=-l:IF ABUMa>8 THEN AUMO=INTcl 

8MUM0/ABUM0+8.51 

5 LP=8 :CP=8iRP=8:IF TH>8 THEN LP=INT 

BBwEHz-TH + e. 5> :CP = INT C188»«CH''TH + B . 5J : 

INT tl88»«HH^TH + 8.5J 
8 OBP = -l:IF AB>8 THEN OBP = INT <188B»« « 
D+T+H+BB+ETC>^AB+8.5J 
5 RETURN 

8 REM M-'L RECORD 

5 7 "HDid this tean win this sane cY 
r N>7":CL05E t»l : OPEN Ml , 4 , 8 , "K : " : GET 
1, A: A$ = CHR$CA> 
8 IF AS="Y" THEN UIN=UIN+1 : GOTO 385 



•N- 



THEN LOSS=LOSS+l:GOTO 38 



375 IF AS=- 

5 

388 GOTO 365 

385 RETURN 

398 REM FILENAME CHECK 

395 TS=FNAME*:IF TSC1,2>="D:" OR T«cl, 

3>="Dl:" OR TS C1,3>="D2 :" OR TSC1,3>=" 

03:" OR TS tl,3»="D4:" THEN 495 

4 88 FNAME«cl,2J="D:":FNftMESc3J=TS 

485 RETURN 

418 REM LOAD FILE 

415 ? "Load fron what file";:INPUT FNA 

ME$:GOSUB 395:0PEN t»2. 4 , B , FNAMES : INPUT 

«2;NPIF:INPUT ««2 ; WIN : INPUT n2;L0SS 
428 L=l:TRftP 438 

425 INPUT »2;CURS:FILE«CLJ=CURSiL=L+74 
iGOTO 425 

438 CLOSE «2:TRAP 175:RETURN 
435 REM FIND PLAYER 

448 FND=8:FPTR=l:IF NPIF=8 THEN 468 
445 FOR C=l TO NPIF:IF FILES tFPTR. FPTH 
+1>=FIND* THEN FND=1 : GOTO 455 
458 FPTR=FPTH+74 
455 NEXT C 

468 IF NOT END THEN GOSUB 475 
465 RETURN 
478 REM NEU PLAYER 

475 NPIF=NPIF+l:POSITION 2,22:? "HPlatf 
er >t"; BO CPTR> ; " is new- Uhat is this 

piauer's nane";:INPUT FNAME« 
48B FILES CFPTR,FPTR+1>=FIND«: FILE* CFPT 
R+2,FPTR+16>=" ":FILESCF 

PTH+2,FPTR+16J=FNAMES 

485 FOR Cl = 18 TO 72 STEP 3 : FILE* tFPTR + 
Cl-l,FPTR + Cl + 2J="BSfB":NEXT Cl: RETURN 
498 REM TRANSFER DN 

495 aAB = UALCCURScl8,2B>i :AB = UALcCURSc2 
1,23>> :S=:UALCCURS C24,26>> :D = UALcCURSc2 
7,29l> :T = 0ALtCURSt38,32>> 
588 H=UAL cCURS C33. 3511 : BB=U AL cCURS (36 , 
3eJ>:ETC=UALtCURSc39,41>>:SB=UALCCURSC 
42,44>J:SBft=UALcCURSc4 5,47>> 
585 SAC=UALcCURSc4 8,5e>>:RBI=UALcCUR$C 
51,53>> :5a = UALcCURSc54,56>> : GU=UAL CCUR 
SC57,59J> :HIDP = UALcCURSt6B,62>J 
518 SH=UALCCURS C63,65J> : MMO=U AL cCUR* t6 
e,6a>> :R = UALcCUR$ce9,71>> : ADUMO = UAL CCU 
RSC?2,74JI :RETURN 
515 REM PRINT MENU 
528 MM=B:HT=8 :Fl=e!F2=8:F3=8:F5=B!F6=8 



!? "HamSIH"; INNING;' 
;UAL tCURScl,2> J ;", 
525 7 "GlQSingie" !? 
ple"!? "TiJEIHone Run' 



|1][[10aillDB":PTR;' 
•;CURSC3,17> 
■maDouble" : 7 "aOTri 
:? "SaOase on Balis 



":? "SEIHit batter , Inter ference" 
538 7 "SaReached on E r r o r , fflDfflH B for F 
C":? "GiaOut tSOail a for StrikeoutJ":? 
"DQSacrifice Out" 

HaHit into Double Piaw" 

S":7 "BQAttenpted Steal": 
7 "QiaMen on base":? "maHe 
"SaNexx Inning" 
:? "[^aSubStitUtion" < 7 "@ 



535 ? 
548 7 "laaROI' 
? "[iiascored" ! 
xt Batter":? 
545 7 "[iiaOuif 



'7 "ElQRedo this frane' 
RETURN 



APRIL I9H8 



DAppend Lineup' 

7 "[ll(II[l[9»B[iaG!l[lB- 

558 REM CHOICE 

555 POSITION e.Y:? ">" 

568 IF PEEK(764i=255 THEN 568 

565 KEY = PEEKC764> :CLOSE <«1:0PEN nl,4,e 

• tl^t ■■ • f* F T tt. 1 ^ 

578 IF KEY=14 THEN POSITION 8,Yi? " "i 
Y=V-l:IF Y=e THEN Y=2e 

575 IF KEY=15 THEN POSITION 8,Y!? 

Y=Y+l:IF Y=21 THEN V=l 

588 IF KEY=14 OR KEY=15 THEN POSITION 

8,Y:7 ">":GOTO 568 

585 IF KEV=12 THEN K=64+Y!G0T0 685 

598 IF K=8 THEN K=72:IF NOT Fl THEN 5 

0=SD+1 

595 IF (K>64 AND K<e5> OR K=7 THEN 685 

continued on next page 

ANTIC SOFTWARE LIBRARY * 61 



688 GOTO see 

685 K$=CHR$cKi :POSITION 2.22:RETURN 
618 REM HIT 

IF KS="ft" THEN S=S+1 

THEN D=D+1 

THEN T=T+1 

AND NOT F2 THEN F2=1:R= 



615 HT=l:Fl=l! 

628 IF KS="B- 

625 IF KS="C' 

638 IF KS="D' 



R+l:P05ITI0N 1.13=? 

635 IF K*="D" THEN H=H+1!IF NOT F5 TH 

EN GOSOB 655 

648 IF Un THEN UMO = UriO + l 

645 00B=0AB+1 : nB=nB+l :RETURN 

65B REM RBI 



655 
668 
-4" 
665 
■•:G 
678 
ftS< 
675 
THE 
688 
ON 
685 
? B 
698 
KS 
695 
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785 
718 
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715 
728 
725 
738 
735 
748 
745 
CV 



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; :IF 

? 
ET « 

IF 
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IF 
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IF 
2.22 

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KS:P 

IF 
= "N 

IF 
SITI 

RET 

REM 

POS 
F> 1« 

i.n 

IF 
IF 
SflC 
POS 
REM 
SBA 
POS 
or N 



= l!F5 

ITION 

GUF 

> ? 

1.0: n 

cflSCc 
THEN 
n* = "G 
F = 8:G 
ns = "G 
? "B 
ALCOS 
05ITI 
KS = "D 
:P05I 

NOT 
ON 1. 
URN 

snc 

ITION 
?":CL 
AS = CH 
«!«<>•• 
AS = "H 

SAC* 
ITION 

STEA 
= SBA + 
ITION 
J7":C 



= 1!IF 

2.22 
THEN 
•■ sCLO 
S = CHR 
AS> <4 
668 
AND 
U = GM+ 
AND 
GOT 
> !RBI 
ON 1. 
•■ AND 
TION 
F3 AN 
14:? 



F7 T 
: ? "H 
? ".G 
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S CA> 
9 OR 



HEN GUF 
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= 8 
RBI-S CI 



1.4. 8. "K: 
>52> AND 



NOT 

F6 

NOT 
668 

=RBI+A!POSITION 2.22 
11:? ••«•• 

A>1 
1.14 
D K«< 



F6 AND 
= 1 :GOTO 
GUF TH 



AND NO 
!? ••»»•• :G 
:>"D" TH 



NOT F7 
668 
EN P05ITI 



T F3 THEN 
OTO 788 
EN KS="N" 



2,22:? "Sacrific 
OSE «l:OPEN wl . 4 . 
RSCAl 

H" AND ASO-F" TH 
" THEN 5H=SH+l:G0 
1 

2.22:? BK$:RETUR 
L 
1 

2,22:? "Successf 
LOSE *tl:0PEN Ml , 4 



e cH>it o 
8."K:":GE 

EN 718 
TO 738 



ul steal 
,e,"K:"'G 



ET 
75 
75 
76 
76 
77 
77 
KS 
77 
OT 
78 
78 
79 
79 

88 
88 
81 
5T 
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81 
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4> 
82 
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83 
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84 
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85 
85 

86 
86 
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87 
87 
88 
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88 
r 
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89 
89 



ol. A 
8 IF 
IF 
8 POS 
5 RET 
8 REM 
5 F4 = 
J <75 

7 IF 
888 

8 IF 
5 IF 
8 IF 
5 IF 
Q" 

8 RET 
5 REM 
8 CUR 
RSCAB 
= STRS 
5 CUR 
CBB> : 
= STRS 
8 CUR 
R«CRB 
9J=ST 
5 CUR 
SCUMO 
= STH* 
8 FIL 
5 REM 
8 POS 
5 ? ■• 
r 

N Ul, 
8 IF 
5 IF 



: AS=CHR 
A« = "V 
ASO-N" 
ITION 2 
URN 

FLAG C 
8:IF Fl 
THEN F4 
Fl AND 

F2 AND 

F3 AND 

F5 AND 

F4 THEN 

URN 

TRANSF 
*cl8,2e 
3 :CURSC 
CDI :CUR 
SC33.35 
CURS t39 
CSBI :CU 
SC48.58 
U :CURS 
R$CGU> : 
SC63,65 
3 :CUR$C 
CABUMOI 
ESCFPTR 

ENTER 
ITION 2 
Is this 
this te 
4.8,"K: 
ASO-V 
AS = '-V 



S tAJ 

THEN SB=SB+1:G0T0 768 

THEN 745 
,22:? BKS 

H F r K 

AND ASCCK$1>64 AND ASCc 
= 1 
KS = "1S" THEN F4 = l:? "Q" : G 

KS="M" THEN F4=l 
K*="N" THEN F4=l 
KS="K" THEN F4=l 
POSITION 2, ASCcKS»-64:7 



ER UP 

J=STRScOABj:CUR*c21,23>= 
24,26>:=STRSCS> :CURSC27.2 
Sc38.32>=STRS cTJ 
>=5TRSCHI :CURS c36,38>=ST 
,41J=STRSCETC> :CUR$C42,4 
RSC45,47>=STRSCSBA> 
J=STRSCSACJ:CURSC51.53>= 
<54,56>=STR$cSa>:CUR$c57 
CUR$c68.62>=STR«cHIDPi 
>=STR$cSHl :CUR$C66.68>=5 
69,71J=STR*CR> :CUR«C72.7 



.FPTH*73J=CURS:HETUHN 

A GAME 

.11 

the first sane entered 
an tV or N>?":CL05E »1 : 
••:GET «tl. A: A$ = CHR$(Al 

AND ASO-N" THEN 848 
THEN GOSUB 1288 : GOTO 888 



8 POSITION 2,13 

5 ? "Is this tean's file already loa 

d in tY or N>?":CLOSE ttHOPEN t<l,4.8 

K:":GET »1 . A : A$=CHR$ c A> 

8 IF ASO-V" AND ASO-N" THEN 868 

5 IF AS="N" THEN GOSUB 415 

8 7 "H" : ? :? :? "How nanu plaiiers in 
the starting l ineup"; : INPUT NSR: 
IR C=l TO NSP:BOcCl=-l:NEXT C 
J5 ? "Enter the starting battins orde 

b» Player nunbers":FOR PTR=1 TO NS 

8 7 BK«:7 "fflBatter »"; PTH; : INPUT A 
5 7 "aB"):GOSUB 65:IF ILF THEN 7 "B"j 



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988 
985 
918 
1 T 
915 
:G0 
928 
925 
938 
935 
948 
-64 
942 
945 
52 
":F 
958 
S = " 
955 
1 

968 
1 = 1 
965 
1 = 1 
967 
1 = 1 
14 ! 
978 
1 = 1 
975 
1 = 1 
14 : 
988 
:0A 

:pa 

985 
998 
995 
188 
188 
181 
:F3 
181 
N G 
PTR 
182 
F7 
182 
TO 
183 
183 



:? "BBffl";BK*:? "SfiB":GOTO 898 

IF NOT ILF THEN ? "SI"; 

B0CPTR»=A:NEXT PTR:PTR=1 :INNING=1 

FIND«=STR$CB0CPTRI> :IF LENcFIND$>= 
HEN FIND«C2>="H" 

GOSUB 44 8:CURS=FILE*cFPTR,FPTR+73> 
SUB 495 

GOSUB 52e:Y=l 

GOSUB 555 

GOSUB 775:IF F4 THEN 925 

IF KEY=12 THEN POSITION l.Y:? "»" 

IF K>64 AND K<85 THEN POSITION 1,K 
:? >•»•• 

IF K=7 THEN POSITION 1,7:? "«" 

IF KS="T" THEN GOSUB 495 : Y=l : GOSUB 
e:POSITION 2,22:? "O.K.. do it ooer 
l=e!F2=8:F3=e 

IF KS="A" OR KS="B" OR KS="C" OR K 
D" THEN GOSUB 615 

IF K*="E" THEN BB=BB+1 : AB=AB+1 : Fl= 

IF KS="F" THEN ETC=ETC*1 : AB=AB+1 : F 

IF KS="G" THEN AB=AB+1 : OAB=0 AB+1 : F 

IF K*="S" THEN AB=AB+l:OAB=OAB+l:F 
:IF NOT F3 THEN KS="N" : POSITION 1. 

? "M" 

IF KS = "H" THEN AB = AB + 1 : AB = AB^1 : F 



IF 
:IF 
o ■•» 

IF 
B = OA 
SITI 

IF 

IF 

IF 
8 IF 
5 IF 
8 IF 
= l:l 
5 IF 
OSUB 
= 1 

8 IF 
= 1 

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918 
8 IF 
5 IF 



KS = "I" THEN GOSUB 718 : AB = AB + 1 : F 
NOT F3 THEN KS="N" : POSITION 1, 

KS="J" THEN HIDP=HIDP*l: AB=AB+1 

B+l:Fl=l:IF NOT F3 THEN KS="N" 

ON 1,14:? •■»•• 

KS="K" THEN GOSUB 655 

KS="L" THEN GOSUB 748 

KS="M" THEN R=R+l:F2=l 

KS="R" THEN GOSUB 148 

KS="S" THEN GOSUB 188 

K«="N" THEN nBUMO=ABUMO+l:UM=l 
F HT THEN UM0=UM0«1 

KS="0" OR KS="P" OR K*="Q" THE 

ei8:PTR=PTR+l:IF PTR>N5P THEN 

CKS="0" OR KS="P"J AND F6 THEN 
K$="P" THEN INNING=INNING+l:GO 



KS="0' 
KS="H' 



THEN 918 
THEN 1845 



1848 GOTO 925 

1845 GOSUB 365:IF FILESO"" THEN X = USR 

CADRCSORTSI , ADR<FILE«> , 74 , INT cLEN cFILE 

*> ''74J . 3, 15,8* 

1858 RETURN 

1855 REM MAIN PROGRAM 

1868 DIM S0RT«clB2> ,0»cli ,FILE$c35ee> , 

TITLES c4e>,B0(15>. FINDS C2> ,FNAME$cl5i . 

CUR$C75>,KSC1J,BK$C35I,T«C15> 

1865 POKE 718,132:P0KE 712,e:P0KE 789, 

ie:POKE 752,l:TRAP 175 : UIN=8 : L0SS=8 : F7 

= 8 

1878 GOSUB 1158:BKS=" 

":REM 35 BLANKS 

1872 SORTS CI, 65> = "Oh8HsaQha[iha[ahn[!]ha[Qh 

^[ahacgiiinhhansiatancBmBEiESHaaaiBimoBaiLeiQQiaBBm 
aoQnniBa" 

1873 SORTS c6 6.138>="[aQI3a[ilSe[!]SimQQe[!ia[ilBn 

^xBmnmimwA" 

1874 SORTS C131. 1821 ="gEiaS@[a0@aii][3SaB[aaGID 

zm9Bnw&^mnmxcmu9mmn^zMsm'ssscmwm\mssss&" 

1875 TITLES = "»n«in»«)»j.jn»w BALLPARK FIGUR 
ES j«»f»»wjn»j»w" 

1888 7 "H"; TITLES:? :? "(EBQDDBHKaifflm csel 
ect » Of choice!":? :? 

1885 7 "IJ Print":? "2> Saue File":? " 
3j Load file" 

1886 ? "41 Enter a Gane":? :CLOSE ul : 
PEN «1.4.8."K:":GET Ml , A : AS=CHRS cA> 
1898 IF AS<>"1" AND AS<>"2" AND AS<>"3 
" AND AS<>"4" THEN 1888 

1895 A=UALCAS> 

1188 ON A GOSUB 285 , 85 , 415 , 848 : GOTO 18 

68 

1158 POKE 16.112:P0KE 53774 , 112 : RETURN 

1288 UIN=8:L0SS=8 

1218 FOR A=l TO LEN CFILESJ -73 STEP 74 

1220 FILES cA+17, A+?3> ="8isn8BBeBnenneni 

8nB8nB8BB8Bn8BB8BB8BB8BBeBB8BB8BBenB8B 

B0BB" 

1238 NEXT A:RETURN 



62 -k ANTIC SOFTWARE LIBRARY 



APRIL 1988 



antic's fourth annual 1040 syncalc template Article on page 33 

'87 FEDERAL INCOME TAX 



LISTING 1 



A3 1 


A4 2 


A5 3 


A6 4 


A7 5 


AlO 


6 


A12 


7 


A13 


8 


Aa4 


9 


a:5 


10 


A16 


11 


A17 


12 


A18 


13 


A19 


14 


A20 


15 


A21 


16a 


A2 2 


b 


A2 3 


17 


A24 


18 


A2 5 


19 


A26 


20a 


A27 


b 


A28 


21 


A2 9 


22 


A30 





A31 


23 


A32 


24a 


A33 


b 


A34 


25 


A35 


26 


A3 6 


27 


A37 


28 


A38 


29 


A39 





A40 


30 


A41 


= == = = 


A42 


31 


A43 


32b 


A44 


33a 


A45 


b 


A46 


34 


A47 


35 


A48 


36 


A49 


37 


A50 


38 


A51 


39 


A52 





A53 


40 


A54 


41 


A55 


42 


A56 


43 


A57 


44 


ASS 


45 


A5 9 


46 


A60 


47 


A61 





A62 


48 


A63 


49 


A64 


50 


A65 


51 


A66 


52 


K%1 


b:b 


A68 





A69 


54 


A70 


55 


A7 1 


56 


A72 


57 


A73 


58 


A74 


59 


APRIL 1988 



A75 60 
A76 61 

A77 

A78 62 
A79 63 
A80 64 
A81 65 
A82 ==== 
A85 la 
A86 b 
A87 c 
A88 

A8 9 ^_^_ 
A90 2 
A91 3 
A92 4 

A93 

A94 5 
A95 6 
A96 7 

A97 

A98 8 

A99 

AlOO 9a 
AlOl b 
A102 10 
A103. 11 
A104 12a 
A105 b 
A106 13 

A107 

A108 14a 
A109 b 
Alio 15 
Alll 16 
A112 17 

A113 

A114 18 

A115 

A116 19 

A117 

A118 20 
A119 21 
A120 22 
A121 23 
A122 24 

A123 

A124 25 

A125 

A126 26 
A127 ==== 
A129 1 
A130 2 
A136 3 

A137 

A138 4 

A144 5 

A145 6 

A146 7 

A147 8 

A148 9 

A149 ==== 

Bl 1987 Income Tax: Form 1040 

B2 Filing Status 

B3 Single 

84 MARRIED FILING JOINT 

B5 MARRIED FILING SEPARATE RETURN 

B6 HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD 



87 QUAL WIDOW/ER w/dpndnt children 

B8 Enter filing status number here 

BIO Enter total # of exemptions 

B12 Wages, salaries, tips, etc. 

B13 TXBL int incm (att Sched B if >$400) 

B14 Tax-exempt interest income 

B15 Dvdnd Inc (att Sched B if >$400) 

B16 Txbl rfnds of state&local incm taxes 

B17 Alimony received. 

B18 Bsns incm ( loss )( attach Sched C) 

B19 Capital gain ( loss ) (attach Sched D) 

B20 Other gains (losses) 

B2 1 Pensions, IRAs etc 

B22 Taxable amount, if any 

B23 Rents, royalties, etc. (att Sched E) 

324 Farm income (attach Sched F) 

B25 Unemployment compensation 

B26 Social security benefits 

B2 7 Taxable amount, if any 

B28 Other income 

B29 Add amts in 7,8 & 10-21. TOTAL INCOME 

B30 

B31 Reimbursed employee business expense 

B32 Your IRA deduction 

B33 Spouse's IRA deduction 

334 Self-empld health insur deduction 

B35 Keogh retirement 

B36 Penalty on early withdrawl 

B3 7 Alimony paid 

B38 Add lines 23-28 TOTAL ADJUSTMENTS 

B39 

B40 Subt In 29 from 22. ADJ GROSS INCOME 
B4 1 ==================================== 

B42 Amt from line 30 (adj gross income) 

B43 Add # of boxes checked & enter here 

B44 ITEMIZED DEDUCTIONS 

B45 STANDARD DEDUCTION 

B46 Subtract 33a or 33b from 31. 

B47 Mult $1900 by number of exemptions 

B48 TXBL INCM. Subtract line 35 from 34 

B49 Enter tax from table, rate sch, Sch D, etc. 

B50 Addtl taxes from Form 4970/4972 

B51 Add lines 37 and 38. 

B52 ■ 

B53 Credit for Child Care Expenses 

B54 Credit for elderly/disabled 

B55 Add lines 40 and 41 

B56 Subtract line 42 from 39 

B57 Foreign tax credit 

B58 General business credit 

B59 Add lines 44 and 44 

B60 Subtract line 46 from 43 

B61 

B62 Self Employment Tax (Sched SE ) 

B63 Alt minimum tax 

B64 Tax from recap of investment 

B65 Social security tax on tips 

B66 Tax on an IRA 

B67 Add lines 47 through 52 — Total Tax 

B68 ^ 

B69 Federal income tax witheld 

B70 1987 estimated tax pmts 

B71 Earned income credit 

B72 Amt paid with Form 4868 

B73 Excess social security tax 

B74 Credit for Federal tax on gas 

B75 Regulated investment company credit 

continued on next page 

ANTIC SOFTWARE LIBRARY * 63 



B76 Add lines 54-60 Total Payments 

B77 

B78 If line 61>llne 53 ent amt OVERPAID 
B79 Amt of line 62 to be REFUNDED TO YOU 
B80 Amt of line 62 to be applied twd '88 
B81 If line 53>line 61 ent AMT YOU OWE 
B8 2 ==================================== 

B84 SCHEDULE A 

B85 Drugs, drs, dentists care expenses 

B86 Transportation and lodging 

B87 Other (hearing aids, dentures, etc) 

B 8 8 

B89 

B90 Add lines la through Ic 

B91 Multiply 1040 line 31 by 7.5% 

B92 Subtract line 3 from line 2 

893 

B94 State and local income taxes 

B95 Real estate taxes 

B96 Oth txs (incl personal property tax) 

B97 

B98 Add lines 5-7 Enter total here 

B99 

BlOO Home mortage int pd to Finan Inst 

BlOl Home mortage int pd to Individuals 

B102 Deductible points 

B103 Deductible investment interest 

B104 Personal interest you paid 

B105 Multiply 12a by 65% 

B106 Add lines 9a through 11 and 12b 

B107 

B108 Cash contributions under $3,000.00 

B109 Cash contributions over $3,000.00 

BllO Other than cash 

Bill Carryover from prior year 

B112 Add amounts on lines 15a-16 

HI 13 

B114 Casualty or theft loss(es) 

B115 

B116 Moving expenses 

B117 

B118 Unreimbursed employee bsns expenses 

B119 Other expenses 

B120 Add the amounts on lines 20 and 21 
B121 Multiply 1040 line 31 by 2% 
B122 Subtract line 23 from line 22 

B12 3 

B124 Misc deduc not subject to 2% AGI 

B125 

B126 Add lines 4,8,13,17-19,24 and 25 
B12 7 ==================================== 

B128 SCHEDULE B 

B129 Int incm from seller-financed mtges 

B130 Other interest income: 

B 1 3 1 

B 1 3 2 

B133 

B134 

B135 

B136 Add amounts on lines 1 and 2 

B13 7 

B138 Dividend income: 

B13 9 

B140 

B141 

B 1 4 2 

B143 

B144 Add amounts on line 4 

B145 Capital gain distributions 

B146 Nontaxable distributions 

B147 Add lines 6 and 7 

B148 Subtract line 8 from line 5 

B149 ==================================== 

03 2540 

04 3760 
C5 1880 

06 2540 

07 3760 
C21 
C26 

C30 

031 

032 



033 

034 
C35 
C36 
037 

039 

041 ========= 

043 

049 D, etc. 

052 

053 

054 

057 

058 

C61 

068 

069 

070 

071 
C72 
C73 
C74 
075 

C77 

080 

082 ========= 

085 

086 

089 

090 §SUM(C85:089) 

091 0.075*D42 

093 

C94 

095 
C97 
C99 

0100 

0101 

0102 
C103 

0104 

0105 0104*0.65 
0107 

0108 

0109 

0110 

cm 

0113 

0115 

0117 

0118 

0119 

0120 gSUM(C118:C119) 

0121 D42*0.O2 

0123 

0125 

0127 ========= 

0130 

0131 J 

0132 

C133 

0134 

0135 

0137 

0138 

0139 

0140 

0141 

0142 2 

0143 

0145 

0146 

C149 ========= 

D8 1 
DIO 
D12 
D13 D136 
D14 
D15 0148 
D16 
D17 
D18 
D19 



64 • ANTIC SOFTWARIi LIBRARY 



APRIL 1988 



D20 
D22 
D23 
D24 
D25 
D27 
D28 
D29 @SUM(D12:D28) 

D30 

D38 @SUM(C31:C37) 

D39 

D40 D29-D38 
D41 ========= 

D42 D40 

D44 @IF D45=0 THEN D126 ELSE 

D45 @IF iaLOOKUP(D8,A3:C5,2)<D126 THEN D126 ELSE 

D46 D42-@MAX(D44:D45) 

D47 1900*D10 

D48 D46-D47 

D49 

D50 

D51 D49+D50 

D52 

D55 C53+C54 

D56 9IF (D51-D55>0 THEN D51-D55 ELSE 0) 

D59 C57+C58 

D60 @IF (D56-D59>0 THEN D56-D59 ELSE 0) 

D61 

D62 
D63 
D64 
D65 
D66 
D67 @SUM(D60:D66) 

068 

D76 @SUM(C69:C75) 

D77 

D78 @IF (D76>D67 THEN D76-D67 ELSE 0) 
D79 D78-C80 



D81 @IF (D67>D76 THEN D67-D76 ELSE 0) 
D82 ========= 

D92 gIF (C90-C91>0 THEN C90-C9a ELSE 0) 

D93 

D98 @SUM(C94:C97) 

D99 

Da06 @SUM(C100:C103)+C105 

D107 

D112 @SUM(C108:C111) 

D113 

D114 

D115 

D116 

D117 

D122 @IF (C120-C121>0 THEN C120-C121 ELSE 0) 

D123 

D124 

D125 

D126 @SUM(D124:D92) 
D127 ========= 

D129 
D130 
D131 
D132 
D133 
D134 
D135 
D136 eSUM(D129:D135) 

D137 

D138 

D139 

0140 

D141 

D142 

D143 

D144 @SUM(D138:D143) 

D147 §SUM(C145:C146) 

D148 D144-D147 

D149 ========= 



parti: muitikey sort routine 



SUPER SORTERS 



Article on page 30 



LISTING 1 



Don't type the, 
TYPO II Codes' 



<:x 



TF 
UR 
OG 
MF 
TV 
DB 
LD 
KZ 
MQ 
JN 
DO 

ns 

KU 
CO 

6H 
JP 
EK 
OR 
UD 
UQ 

ttX 
HL 
PQ 
GE 

TV 
TV 

OS 



18 


REM 


MOCHIN 


15 


REM 


BV KEU 


2e 


REM 


cc>19e 


38 


GOSUB 1888 


58 


REM 


SET flS 


78 


DIM 


D«c46e 


90 


HEM 


FILL D 


188 


REM AND T 


128 


DS = 


•• "IDS 


138 


FOIl 


1 = 1 T 


148 


REfiD FS.L 


158 


D« tHECPNT 


168 


D«tRECPNT 


178 


DSCRECPNT 



E LONGURGE SORTS, PART 1 

IN PECK 

e. ANTIC PUBLISHING 

IDE ROOM FOR DATA 
J .F*c6> .L*t7> .PSC10J 
ATA STRING MITH BLANKS 
HEN READ DATA 

C4ee>= D«C2>=D$ 

28!RECPNT=CCI-1JM23>+1 

S.P6 

.RECPNT+LENCLSJJ^LS 

+7,RECPHT+6+LENtF«>>=FS 

+13,RECPNT+12+LENtP*>>=P» 



ISR NFXT T 

288 REM PRINT HEADING AND UNSORTED 

218 REM DATA TO SCREEN 

228 REM 

238 GOSUB 988 

248 7 :? "Unsorted data ■■■■": GOSUB 688 

258 REM 

268 REM NOU SORT BV LAST, FIRST 

278 REM AND PRINT NEI4 DATA 

2 98 A=U5RCADRCMKS$> .ADRcD^i.ADRcDSi+LE 

NCD«> ,7,8,6.7,23.81 

388 GOSUB 988 

318 7 :? "Sorted bu LAST. FIRST":GOSUB 

688 
328 REM 



lA 
PL 
VG 

UM 
PV 

RG 
NA 
LZ 
TU 

UN 
FL 

HU 
TH 

MO 
JR 
XH 
MS 
CM 
OV 
CV 
TO 
IM 
TT 
CT 



338 
348 
368 
NcD 
378 
388 
SUB 
398 
488 
418 
438 
NCD 
448 
458 
ord 
468 
688 

618 
628 
638 
788 
718 
729 
738 
748 
750 
768 
778 



REM 
REM 
A = US 
• > .18 
GOSU 

? !? 

608 
REM 
REM 
REM 
A = US 
$J .6. 
GOSU 

? !? 

er" 16 
GRAP 
7 "P 

POKE 
IF P 
POKE 
DATA 
DATA 
DATA 
DATA 
DATA 
DATA 
DATA 
DATA 



NOM SORT BV POSITION. LAST 
AND PRINT NEM DATA 
RCADRCMKS*! . ADR cD$> , ADR cD»i +LE 
.13.7.0.23.81 
R 9 f) fl 
"Sorted bW POSITION. LAST":G0 



NOU SORT BV FIRST NAME ONLV 
IN DESCENDING ORDER 
RCADRCMKS*! . ADR (D«l . /)DR cD«i +LE 
7.8,8.23.11 
B 988 

Sort bw FIRST in Descending 
OSUB 688 
HICS 8>CLR 'END 

ress umaismammism to continue. ■ 



764.25 
EEKC764 
764,25 
niKE.S 
KEUIN. 
BETTV, 
SCOTT, 
BILL.S 
KIRK.P 
HERMAN 
JILL, J 



5 

1 <>3 

5: RE 

MITH 

PECK 

HUNT 

JONE 

MITH 

ECK, 

,SMI 

OHNS 



3 THEN 628 

TURN 

.PROGRAMMER 

.PROGRAMMER 

ER. TRAINER 

S.DRIUER 

.MANAGER 

TRAINER 

TH,DRIUER 

ON,DRIUER 



continued on next page 



APRIL 1988 



ANTIC SOFTWARE LIBRARY • 65 



vu 
JI 

EO 
RV 
TM 
JN 
JR 
GE 
PO 

va 

SC 
ZF 
CL 

JR 
SE 



nu 

UK 
ZK 



OE 

DO 
AL 



ma 



788 DATA FRED . JAMES , PROGRAMnER 

798 DATA BARNEV , HUNTER . DRIUER 

888 DATA SUSAN . HUNT . TRAINER 

818 DATA LOU, PECK. TRAINER 

828 DATA JOSH . SMITH . PROGRAnnER 

838 DATA MARV . JOHNSON . DRIUER 

848 DATA AMANDA, JAMES . PROGRAMMER 

858 DATA BOB . HUNT , DRIUER 

868 DATA JERRY , PECK, TRAINER 

878 DATA MICKI , SMITH . PROGRAMMER 

888 DATA LEROV , JOHNSON, DRIUER 

898 DATA JIM, HUNTER, TRAINER 

988 ? "H": POSITION 2,8:? ■■■OEIBDHi 

m^DB ■BmSDaOOlDSB" 

910 FOR 1 = 1 TO 28'RECPNT=ccI-m«23J+l 

928 7 D$cRECPNT,RECPNT-i'6> ;" "iD$cRECP 

NT+7,RECPNT+12> ; " " j D$ cRECPNT+13, RE 

CPNT+22> 

938 NEXT IsRETURN 

1888 DIM MKS«cl92> 

1818 MKS$ = "ahha[!!]ha[i)hai!lha[ghha[ahhi1[DSe[3aO 

h hoiBh hoasetaaiBh haiBh hamawnmBOSBmmammasmBa 
BGaoiBiiieiiaoBciaaiBiii" 

1828 MKS$ C811 ="D[i][Ba[aa]B5[s]aBia[l»3Q)EnB[Bli].Bai]GD 

[ooiaxB gisimiaiiiauDisaaBEiQieHiiDBiHEinciBhDnmQiGiQiimiai 

eaEnaBSEaaenaDBiB i nacoiiGS" 

1838 MKS« C161I ="wmaamiSismsasiemas!a{Simawa 

1848 RETURN 



LISTING 2 



TF 


18 REM MACHINE LANGUAGE SORTS, PART 1 


UI 


28 REM BV KEUIN PECK 


GD 


38 REM cc> 1985,1988 ANTIC PUBLISHING 


EI 


35 REM (CREATES MKS« IN LINES 1818-183 




8 FOR MULTISOR.DEMi 


EU 


48 REM (LINES 18-258 MAV BE USED UITH 




OTHER BASIC LOADERS IN THIS ISSUE. 


IJ 


58 REM CHANGE LINE 78 AS NECESSARV.) 


PR 


68 DIM FN$(28i ,TEMP«(28> , AR$(93> :DPL=P 




EEK(18592J 'POKE 18592,255 


UO 


78 FNS = "D:HNES.LST"!REM THIS IS THE N 




AHE OF THE DISK FILE TO BE CREATED 


RD 


88 ? "BQlisk or Bassette?"; : POKE 764,25 

5 

98 IF NOT (PEEK(764J=18 OR PEEK(764>= 


PV 




58> THEN 98 



TH 
UB 

MV 
KB 
PU 

LU 

BB 
VC 

DM 

BK 

MM 

CM 

UB 

AR 
PU 
AL 

FH 
SS 

HU 

HB 

UP 

VM 

AT 

GR 

UX 



188 IF PEEK(764J=18 THEN FN«="C = " 

118 POKE 764,255>GRAPHICS ■■ 7 " AN 

TIC'S GENERIC BASIC LOADER" 

128 7 ,"BV CHARLES JACKSON" 

138 POKE 18592, DPL:TRAP 288 

148 7 !7 !? "Creating ";FN«!7 "...plea 

se stand b»." 

158 RESTORE :READ LN>LH=LN:DIM A$ (LNi : 

C = l 

168 AR*=""iREAD AH* 

178 FOR X=l TO LEN(AR«i STEP 3:P0KE 75 

2,255 

188 LM=LM-l!POSITI0N 18,18:? "(Countdo 

wn. . .T-"iINT(LM^18» ;"> 

198 A$(C,C>=CHR$(UAL(ARS(X,X-i^2>>> > C = C + 

UNEXT X:GOTO 168 

288 IF PEEK(195»=5 THEN 7 s? i7 "ISTOO 

MANY DATA LINES!"'? "CANNOT CREATE FIL 

E!"iEND 

218 IF C<LN+1 THEN 7 :? "QTOO FEU DATA 

LINES!""? "CANNOT CREATE FILE!"iEND 
220 IF FN«="Ct" THEN 7 i? " Prepare ca 
ssette, press cRETURNi" 
238 OPEN M1,8,8,FN« 

248 POKE 766,1:7 «<l;A«j:POKE 766,8 
258 CLOSE Ml : GRAPHICS 0:? "■SOmiaiaiKim 

1888 DATA 248 

1818 DATA 8498488498488328778758838368 

61834216184104133286184133285184133215 

184133214184184133283184184 

1828 DATA 1332870241012831332161841841 

33288184184133224 024181208133289104184 

13328418418413322516521513 3 

1838 DATA 8818561652142292841338881768 

82198081824165286133213165285181284133 

212144882238213164287834155 

1848 DATA 8498488588488328778758838368 

4 885684 984186183417728528921224 8084144 

053176828208196216288241165 

1858 DATA 2082400461642241772852892122 

48804144832176007200196289288241248827 

16 5225288823168888177205872 

1868 DATA 1772121452851841452122881962 

84 28824124 0084165225288233024165212101 

284133212165213185080133213 

1878 DATA 1972158341550498488510488328 

77875883836848849854049041061834288172 

1652121972142881660241652 05 

1088 DATA 1812841332851652061858881332 

86197081288134165205197880288128096834 

155 



ST RESOURCE 



BASIC Concentration 

LISTING 1 

' CONCENTRATION 

' BY PAUL PRATT & STEPHEN EVERMAN 

' (c) 1988, ANTIC PUBLISHING 

Dim Title$(34) ,0bj${33) .Board (9, 9) ,Pal(3) 

Scr_mem=Xbios ( 3 ) 

Title_start=27 

Debug=0 

Defmouse 5 

@Mem_poke 

@Board_screen 

Players=99 

FIag=l 

Sayings=0 

§Credi t_screen 

@Count_them 

§KoIor 



Article on page 52 



66 * ANTIC SOFTWARE LIBRARY 



APRIL 1988 



While Playersoo 

Thi s_pl aye r = 1 

@Main 

Sput Think$ 

©Think 
Wend 
Cls 
For X=0 To 3 

Setcolor X,Pal(X) 
Next X 

End 

I 

Procedure Main 
§New_gaine 
While Btn<>2 

Mouse Mx,My,Btn 

' Print At(2 ,2) ; " " 

' Print At(2,2);Mx;" ";My 

If Btn=l And Guess And My>177 

§Take_guess 
Endif 
If Chosen=2 

@Change_players 
Endif 
If Btn=l 

iaiObj_put 
Endif 
While BtnOO And Btn<>2 

Btn=Mousek 
Wend 
Wend 
Return 

r 

Procedure Obj_put 

If Mx>193 And Mx<447 And My>50 And My<169 

Put 10,180,Erase$ ! ERASE TEXT WINDOW 

Guess=False 

Check_pox=Int( (Mx-160)/33) 
Check_poy=Int ( (My-34)/15) 

If Board(Check_pox,Check_poy)<>0 And (Check_pox<>Pox Or Check_poy<>Poy ) 

Deffill 1,1,1 

Opox=Pox Ikeep old array offset of first object selected 

Opoy=Poy 

Oxobj_pos=XobJ_pos !keep old screen position of first obj selected 

Oyob j_pos=Yobj_pos 

Pox=Check_pox !get new array offset of second object selected 

Poy=Check_poy 

Xobj_pos=Pox*32+169 !get screen position of second object selected 

Yob j_pos=Poy* 15+38 

Inc Chosen 

Center=Int( ( 12-Len(Title$ (Board(Pox,Poy ) ) ) )/2) 

Print At(Title_start+Center ,5) ;Title$ ( Board(Pox,Poy ) ) 

Title_start=44 

Fill Xobj_pos+3 , Yobj_pos+4 

Put Xob j_pos, Yob j_pos, Ob j$( Board ( Pox, Poy) ) ,3 
Endif 
Endif 

Re t urn continued on next page 

APRIL 1988 ANTIC SOFTWARE LIBRARY -k 67 



Procedure Compare 
Hidem 
For X=0 To 80 

Sound l,8,Random(12 ) ,6, 1 
Next X 

Correct=False 
Deffill 3,1,1 
Prbox Xobj_pos-6 , Yob j_pos-3 , Xob j_pos+22 , Yob j_pos+10 

Prbox Oxobj_pos-6,Oyobj_pos-3,Oxobj_pos+22 ,0yobj_pos+10 

Print At(27,5) ; " 

Print At (43,5) ; " " 

If Board! Pox, Poy)=Board(Opox,Opoy) 

Sound 1,12,1,7,2 

Correct=True 

Guess=True 

©Letters ( Pox , Poy ) 

@Letters(Opox,Opoy) 

§Award_prize 

Board ( Pox, Poy)=0 ! remove objects from array 

Board ( Opox , Opoy ) =0 

Deftext 2,1,0,9 

Text 66, 192, "CLICK HERE NOW IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A GUESS." 
Else 

Sound 1,12,1,5,20 
Endif 

Sound 1,0,0,0 
Showm 

Return 

I 

Procedure Change_players 
Chosen=0 
©Compare 
Title_start=27 
Pox=99 

If Players=2 And Not Correct ! change players if 2 players and no match 
If This_player=l 

This_player=2 

Put 90,38,0bJ$(0) 'switch player indication arrow 

Put 532,38,Obj$(33) 

Xprizel=Xprize 

Yprizel=Yprize 

Xpri ze=Xpri ze2 

Ypri ze=Ypri ze2 
Else 

This_player=l 

Put 90,38,0bj$(33) 

Put 532,38,Obj$(0) 

Xprize2=Xprize 

Yprize2=Yprize 

Xprize=Xprizel 

yprize=Yprizel 
Endif 
Endif 

Return 

I 

Procedure Take_guess 

68 * ANTIC SOFTWARE LIBRARY APRIL 1988 



Guess=False 

Put 10, 180, Erases ! ERASE TEXT WINDOW 

Print At(3,24) ; 

If (Bios(ll,-l) And 16)=0 

Cap_lock=Bios(ll ,Bios( 11 ,-1 )+16) ! SET CAP LOCK ON 

Endif 

Input MY_guess$ 
If My_guess$=Answ$ 
Hidem 

Put 10, 180,Erase$ 
Sget Win_screen$ 
For X=0 To 15 
Sput Think$ 
For 5=0 To 7-X 

Sound 1 , 14,Random(12 ) ,X/2+l, 1 
Next S 

Sput Win_screen$ 
For S=0 To 7-X 

Sound 1 , 14,Random( 12 ) ,X/2+l , 1 
Next S 
Next X 
For X=l To 8 
For y=l To 8 

@Letters(X,Y) 
Next Y 
Next X 

Sound 1,0,0,0 
Showm 

Deftext 2,0,0,9 

Text 52, 192, "CONGRATULATIONS ! CLICK MOUSE 2 FOR NEW GAME" 
While Btn<>2 _ . 

Btn=Mousek 
Wend 
Else 

Put 10, 180,Erase$,3 
Deftext 2,0,0,9 

Text 52,192,"S R R Y THAT IS INCORRECT" 

Endif 

Return 

I 

Procedure Award_prize 

Put Xprize, Yprize,Obj$(Board(Pox,Poy) ) ,3 

Add Xprize, 32 

If Xprize>150 And This_player=l 

Xprize=43 

Add Yprize, 15 
Endif 
If Xprize>600 And This_player=2 

Xprlze=490 

Add Yprize , 15 
Endif 

Return 

I — 

Procedure Letters(Xpox, Ypoy ) 
Deftext 0,0,0,7 
Xch=172+Xpox*32 
Ych=45+Ypoy*15 

Ch$=Mid$ (Quote$ , { Ypoy-1 ) *8 + XpoX , 1 ) continued onnext page 

APRIL 1988 ANTIC SOFTWARE LIBRARY -k 69 



If Ch$=" " 

Deffill 2,1,1 

Prbox Xch-10,Ych-10,Xch+19,ych+3 
Else 

Deffill 3,1,1 

Prbox Xch-10,Ych-10,Xch+19,Ych+3 

Text Xch,Ych,Ch$ 
Endif 
Return 



Procedure New_game 
Cls 

Sput Board$ 
Put 90,38,0bj$(33) ,3 

For Y=0 To 3 leach object number goes into board array twice 

For X=l To 8 

Board(X,Y+l )=X+Y*8 
Board ( X , Y+5 ) =X+Y* 8 

Next X 
Next Y 
Xprize=43 
Yprize=53 
Xprizel=43 
Yprizel=53 
Xprlze2=490 
Yprize2=53 

If Debug=0 Then 

' Remove these loops for testing-- 

' then the prizes always fall 4 rows apart in the same column. 
For X%=1 To 8 ! shuffle prizes 

For Y%=1 To 8 
Xl=Random(8)+l 

Yl=Random(8)+l 

Temp=Board(X,Y) 

Board ( X , Y ) =Board ( XI , Yl ) 

Board(Xl,Yl)=Temp 

Next Y5B 

Next X% 

Endif 
I 

Chosen=0 

Pox=99 

Title_start=27 

Deftext 1,1,0,9 

Text 72, 192, "USE MOUSE BUTTON TWO FOR EXIT OR NEW GAME . " 

@String_set_up 

Return 

I 

Procedure Count_them 
Restore String_data 
While Flag=l 
Read Answ$ 
On Error Gosub Eod 
Sayi ngs=Sayi ngs+Fl ag 
Wend 
On Error 
Return 

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Procedure Eod 

Flag=0 

Resume Next 
Return 



Procedure String_set_up 
Restore Stringdata 
For X=l To Random ( Sayings )+l !pick random string 

Read Answ$ ' 

Next X 
If Debug=l Then 

Answ$="NOW" ! USE THIS FOR TESTING, THE ANSW IS ALWAYS "NOW" 
Endif 

Quote$=" "+Answ$+" " "pad begining and end of string with spaces 
L=Len(Quote$ ) 
While L065 ! while string not expanded to 64 spaces 

Split=Random(L-l ) +1 !pick random place to start in string 

While Mid$ (Quote$ , Split , 1 ) <>" " !if not space increment until it is 
Inc Split 

Wend 

Lq$=Left$ (Quote$ , Split ) ! split the string in half and insert space 

Rq$=Right$(Quote$ ,L-Len(Lq$ ) ) 

Quote$=Lq$+" "+Rq$ 

L=Len(Quote$ ) 
Wend 

Return 

1 

Procedure Mem_poke 
For X=0 To 3 

Pal(X)=Xbios{7,X,-l) And&HFFF 
Setcolor X,258 
Next X 

Get 0,0,600, 12 ,Erase$ 
Get 0,0, 15,7,0bj$(0) 
Ob3 = l 
Repeat 
Read A$ 

Title$(0bj)=A$ 
X=0 
Repeat 

Read Planel ,Plane2 
Dpoke Scr_mem+X* 160, Planel 
Dpoke Scr_mem+X*160+2 ,Plane2 
Inc X 
Until X=8 

Get 0,0,15,7,0bj${0bj) 
Inc Obj 
Until 0bj=34 

Return 

I 

Procedure Kolor 

Setcolor 0,258 

Setcolor 1,1570 

Setcolor 2,87 

Setcolor 3,1911 
Return 

, continued on next page 

APRIL 1988 ANTIC SOFTWARE LIBRARY * 77 



Procedure Board_screen 
Graphmode 2 
Cls 

Defline 1,5,0,0 
Deftext 2,1,0,26 

Text 74,24,500, "C ONCENTRATION" 
Deffill 2,1,1 
Color 3 

Rbox 189,46,454,172 

Fill 195,60 * 

Deffill 3,1,1 
For Uy=50 To 167 Step 15 

Dy=Uy+13 

For Ux=195 To 448 Step 32 
Dx=Ux+2 8 
Prbox Ux,Uy,Dx,Dy 

Next Ux 
Next Uy 
Deffill 1,1,1 
Rbox 189,28,318,42 
Rbox 327,28,454,42 
Rbox 3,179,623, 196 
Color 2 

Defline 1,2,0,0 
For Uy=50 To 161 Step 15 

Rbox 28,Uy,172,Uy+13 

Rbox 470,Uy,614,Uy+13 

Fill 36,Uy+4 

Fill 474,Uy+4 
Next Uy 
Sget Board$ 
Cls 

Return 

I , 

Procedure Credit_screen 
Cls 

Graphmode 2 
@Kolor 
K%=0 
Repeat 

Inc X% 

Put Random(613) ,Random{ 168 )+28 ,Obj$ (Random(31 )+l ) ,3 

Put Random(613) ,Random( 168 )+28 ,0bj$ (Randora( 31 )+l ) ,3 

Put Random(613) ,Random( 168 )+28 ,0bj$ (Random( 31 )+l ) ,3 

Put Random(613) ,Random{168)+28,0bj$(Random(31)+l) ,3 

Sound 1 , 13,Random(12) ,X%/47+l 
Until X5«>370 
Sound 1,0,0,0 
For X=0 To 3 

Setcolor X,258 
Next X 

Pbox 100,50,310,102 
Deffill 3,1,1 
For X=100 To 400 Step 144 

Pbox X,140,X+133, 170 
Next X 

Deffill 2,1,1 
Pbox 270,70,520,120 

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Deftext 1,0,0,32 

Text 328, 104, "A N T I C" 

Deftext 0,0,0,4 

Text 124,60, "WRITTEN IN GFA BASIC BY" 

Text 150,74, "STEPHEN EVERMAN" 

Text 190,84, "&" 

Text 170,94, "PAUL PRATT" 

Text 380, 114, "(c) 1988" 

Deftext 0,0,0,16 

Text 428, 157, "T W 0" 

Text 284, 157, "0 N E" 

Deftext 2,0,0,26 

Text 138, 166, "EXIT" 

Deftext 0,0,0,6 

Text 284, 166, "PLAYER" 

Text 426, 166, "PLAYERS" 

Deftext 2,0,0,32 

Text 130,24, "C ONCENTRATION" 

@Kolor 

Print At (2, 2) ;Chr$(7) 

Hidem 

Sget Think$ 

Showm 

§Think 

Return 

I 

Procedure Think 

Thinking=True 
While Thinking 
Mouse Mx,My,Btn 

If Btn=l And Mx>100 And Mx<522 And My>140 And My<171 
Thinking=False 
Players=(Mx-100) Div 142 
Endif 
Wend 
©Release 

Return 

I '. 

Procedure Release 
While BtnOO 

Mouse Mx,My,Btn 
Wend 

Return 

I 

Game . data : 

Data BUTTERFLY 

Data 64479,64479,42 404,2 3995,54314,10837,10261,54890 

Data 57927,64575,48188, 16963,47132, 18019,33729,65535 

Data CANDLE 

Data 65535,652 79,65535,65151,6457 5,65 535,6457 5,6502 3 

Data 64575,65 535 ,64575,6502 3,34817,368 49,49155,492 67 

Data FLOWER 

Data 47 999,30847,3877 3,2 8705,3452 7,61443,40955,33539 

Data 31679, 1083,31167,47647,64639,64959,65087,65279 

Data ICECREAM 

Data 6502 3,64031,63 3 43,61583,6092 7,57863,61471 ,63463 

Data 63 519,63975,64 5 7 5,65015,64575,6502 3,65151,652 71 

Data SODA 

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Data 64639,64639,63935,63935,61471,61471,63455,63455 
Data 63455,62 815,63455,632 63,63455,62175,61471,61471 
Data GOBLET 

Data 49153,532 47,58711,57347,57347,59391,64543,6502 3 
Data 65407,65407,65 407,65407,64543,64767,49153,51199 
Data WINE GLASS 

Data 49153,532 47,59391,57347,62 459,61447,64719,64575 
Data 65407,65407,65407,65407,64543,64767,49153,51199 
Data JOYSTICK 

Data 63999,63999,65535,63999,65535,63999,65535,63999 
Data 63998,63998,57 468,57468,3,3,65535,32799 
Data DISK 

Data 8048,57359,8040,57359,8176,57359,16376,65535 
Data 13816,62 975, 12120,61279,16376,65535,0,65535 
Data CANDELABRA 

Data 65535,52851,35939,65535,35939,65535,35939,65535 

Data 35 93 9,35939, 1,1 ,64639,64639,61471,61471 

Data HOUSE PLANT 

Data 46067,65535,3 2 876,63 487,57 351,64735,49155,64183 

Data 32 776,59103,62 59,50563,59887,62 991,63439,61455 

Data CLOCK 

Data 65535,65535,61455,61455,51171,49155,39033,32769 
Data 4082 5,32 769,36721,32 769,49155,49155,960,960 
Data LAMP 

Data 62431,61471,53239,49159,32 765,1,6052 7,64639 

Data 6052 7,64639,64639,64639,64639,6-4639,61471,61471 
Data EIGHTBALL 

Data 57351,57351,34753,34753,67264,672 64,6752 0,6752 
Data 67264,672 64,34753,34753,57351,57351,65535,65535 
Data PEN 

Data 65087,65535,65055,65055,65199,65391,65199,65391 
Data 65 2 15,65 407,65215,65 407,65151,65407,65 407,65 407 
Data KEY 

Data 64575,64767,63903,64447,57351,59391 ,61455,62463 
Data 64575,65471,64639,65535,64639,65535,64639,65407 
Data RING 

Data 62 895,61471,642 2 3, 63551,61455,65535,57799,61951 
Data 58343,62 463,58343,62 463,61895,63999,63503,65535 
Data T-SQUARE 

Data 63519,65535,32769,65535,65151,65535,65151,65407 
Data 65151, 65535, 65151, 654 07, 65151, 65535, 65151, 654 07 
Data PERFUME 

Data 63519,64511,6515 3 ,65535,63967,63519,51195,49155 

Data 3996 7,332 49,39967,332 49,61439,57 347,62 463,61455 

Data BELL 

Data 64575,64575,63903,63647,58359,57351 ,53243,49155 

Data 50163,49155,40857,32769,3 4801,32769,65151,65151 

Data THUNDER BIRD 

Data 61503, 61503, 64575, 64575, 384, 0,277 02, 384 

Data 3075 0, 13 932,297 42,2 9070,60855,57 351 ,55707,49155 

Data TABLE 

Data 0,0, 64575, 64575, 65 151, 65151, 65151, 65151 

Data 64575, 64575, 64575, 64575, 63887, 63 887, 58279, 58279 
Data BOOKS 

Data 65311,59167,65311,592 07,63519,592 07,63519,592 07 
Data 63519, 592 07, 38 93 7, 34625, 61 68, 1792, 65 535, 65535 
Data FLAG 

Data 6553 5,65535,102 3,2 0480,102 3,112 63,102 3,2 0480 

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Data 65 534, 32767, 32767, 32768, 65535, 65535, 65535, 6553 5 

Data BAR-B--Q 

Data 672, 7512, 32769, 32 7 69, 57351, 57 351, 63215, 63215 

Data 63215,63215,61455,61455,61175,61175,56827,56827 

Data TELEVISION 

Data 65535, 52 47 9, 65535, 62463, 32 7 69, 32769, 32961, 36849 

Data 34817,34289,33505,36273,32769,40965,32769,32769 

Data BRIEF CASE 

Data 57351, 57351 ,59367 ,59367 ,0,8580,0, 12 8 

Data 0,0,0,0,0,0,65535,65535 

Data RADIO 

Data 32767,65535,65535,57343,65535,57343,0,0 

Data 15316,16380,0,0,0,12684,0,0 

Data DRINK 

Data 64511 ,65535,6502 3,65535 ,63143,63399,63335,63463 

Data 63335, 63 463, 63 415, 63 479, 63415, 61511 ,63 503,63503 

Data GUM MACHINE 

Data 61455,61455,59239,59895,60279,59047,63183,61839 

Data 64575,64575,64575,64575,61455,61839,49155,49155 

Data CALCULATOR 

Data 49159, 49 159, 57335, 57175, 49159, 491 59, 49159, 49159 

Data 51495,51495,49159,49159,49447,51495,49159,49159 

Data APPLE 

Data 61951,62463,56575,57603,65535,640,65535,0 

Data 65535,0,49151,49153,6143 9,61443,63487,63 495 

Data ARROW 

Data 448,0,448,0,448,0,3544,0 

Data 2032,0,992,0,448,0,128,0 

String_data: 

Rem : When adding new string data do NOT to use commas in strings. 

Data A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE 

Data OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE THEY JUST FADE AWAY 

Data THE SHORTEST DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO POINTS IS A STRAIGHT LINE 

Data IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED TRY TRY AGAIN 

Data YOU KNEW THE JOB WAS DANGEROUS WHEN YOU TOOK IT 

Data TO ERR IS HUMAN TO FORGIVE IS DIVINE 

Data YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN 

Data FISH AND VISITORS SMELL IN THREE DAYS 

Data DON'T CRY OVER SPILT MILK 

Data ANTIC THE ATARI RESOURCE 

Data A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH 

Data ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND 

Data PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULDN'T THROW STONES 

Data WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY 

Data FRIENDS ROMANS COUNTRYMEN LEND ME YOUR EARS 

Data YOU CAN'T MAKE A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW'S EAR 

Data YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO 

Data MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL 

Data TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE 

Data DON'T CUT OFF YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE 

Data A ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS 

Data A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD SMELL AS SWEET 

Data MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL 

Data GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH 

Data WHEN IN ROME DO AS THE ROMANS DO 

Data LIVE FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT 

Data DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY'RE HATCHED 

APRIL 1988 ANTIC SOFTWARE LIBRARY * 75 



Tech Tips 



Antic pays $25 for every origi- 
nal and exclusive Tech Tip sub- 
mission that we publish. Send 
your 8-bit or ST disk and prin- 
tout to: Antic Tech Tips, 544 
Second Street, San Francisco, 
CA 94107. Tech Tips welcomes 
very short programs that dem- 
onstrate the Atari's powers, 
simple hardware modifica- 
tions, or useful macros for 
popular software. 



SNOWFALL 

From England's Page 6 Magazine (January/February 1986) comes Fred Key's pretty Snowfall 
demo, which demonstrates the effects of a crosswind on falling snow. 



Don't type the 
TYPO II Codes 



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DEBUG 



^fl ntic Technical and Online Editor Charles Jackson uses 
/H the basic concept of this debugging routine whenever 

^r"^B he has a program to edit. It is a quick, easy way to 
^L JL switch the [BREAK] key on and off. You can use this 
method with most programming languages to control any other 
debugging routine. For an example of how it works in GFA BASIC, 
examine the MSIC Concentration listing in this issue. 

Obviously, this routine is more useful in larger programs. But in 
the following example, let's imagine that for some reason you choose 
to display a simple multiplication table over and over again: 

1 DEBUG =1 

100 IF NOT DEBUG THEN GOSUB 1000 

110 FOR X = l TO 10:FOR Y=l TO 10 

120 PRINT X*Y;" "; 

130 NEXT Y:PRINT:NEXT X 

140 PRINT: PRINT: GOTO 110 

1000 POKE 16,112 

1010 POKE 53774,112:RETURN 

Lines 100 through 140 contain the main routine. Lines 1000 and 
1010 disable the [BREAK] key. When DEBUG is equal to one, the pro- 
gram will skip these lines, permitting you to stop the program and 
fix any bugs. 

Once your program is running properly, set DEBUG equal to zero 
to disable the [BREAK] key. 

Ingenious programmers could also replace line 1 with the line: 

1 DEBUG = (PEEK(53279) = 5) 

Here, the value of DEBUG depends on the value of PEEK{53279)— 
the memory location which keeps track of the console keys. When 
you press the [SELECT] key, PEEK(53279) will equal 5, and DEBUG 
will equal one. Otherwise, DEBUG =0. 

The advantage of this technique is obvious. Just hold down the 
[SELECT] key and type RUN to enable all of your debugging routines. 
Otherwise, type RUN without pressing [SELECT] and your program 
will skip the debugging routines. 



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1 REtl i«<t<n«tta»itnt<ttnnt<nt»t«tt>tt<tnti<ttt<<t><<«tntt 

2 REM <t SNOUFftLL 2 - bu Fred Keu <* 

3 REM n PAGE 6 nnGAZINE - ENGLAND <* 
5 REM ttnunuuattuunannatxttttuuuunuuttaantm 
18 DIM FLC14, 1> sGROPHICS 5+16 

15 SETCOLOR 4 . 8 , 4 = SETCOLOR e,e,14:SETC 
OLOR 1,12.B:SETC0L0R 2,3,8 
28 GOSUB 1888 
38 GOSUB 28e8:FLC=8:K=l 

35 COLOR HFOR 1 = 8 TO 14 : FL cl, 1> =FL tl, 
U-47SNEXT I 

48 FOR 1=8 TO 14!IF FLtI,lJ<8 THEN FLc 
I,1>=FLCI,1J+1:G0T0 188 

58 TRAP BBiLOCATE FHI, 8> *1 , FL cl , 1> ♦!. 
Z 

68 IF Z=8 THEN 88 

78 GOSUB 388:FL<I,1>=8:IF PEEKC764>=45 
THEN FLcI,l>=-47:FLC=FLC*l!G0T0 188 

75 V = INTcRNDcei»46> :X = INT<RND C8>m76> :Z 
=INTcRND<e>«3+l> :0N Z GOTO 76,77,76 

76 FLcI,8>=X!FLcI,lJ=eiG0T0 98 

77 FLcI,8>=e!FL tI.lJ=Y!G0T0 98 

88 COLOR 8:PL0T FL tl , BJ , FL tl , 1 J = FL CI , 8 

>=FLcI,8>+l:FLCI,lJ=FLcI,l>+l 

98 TRAP 75:C0L0R IsPLOT FL tl , 8> , FL tl. 1 

> 

188 NEXT I:POKE 77,e!lF FLC=15 THEN 12 

8 

118 GOTO 48 

128 POKE 7e4,255:G0SUB 2888 

148 FOR 1=8 TO 14 

145 IF FLtI,l>=47 THEN GOSUB 588 

158 TRAP 19e:L0CATE FL cl, B> , FL CI, 1> , Z i 

IF Z=8 THEN 198 

168 IF ZOl THEN 188 

COLOR 8:PL0T FL Cl , 8> , FL cl , 1> 

GOSUB 488 

FLCI,l>=eiFLcI,e>=INTcRNDcBl«a8> 'G 



178 
175 
188 
OTO 
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288 
FLCI, 
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218 POKE 764,255:G0T0 38 
388 TRAP SSesLOCATE FL cl, 8> , FL CI , 
X'LOCATE FLCI, e>+2,FLcI,lJ+l, V 
318 IF X08 AND YOB THEN RETURN 
328 J=l!lF X=e THEN J=-l 



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FLCI.IJ 
BJ+l+JsFLCI, 



338 COLOR 8:PL0T FLcl,8> 

348 COLOR HFLCI,8>=FLCI 

J=FLCI, 1>+1:P0P iGOTO 98 

358 RETURN 

488 TRAP 45e!L0CATE FL cl, e» -1, FL CI, 1> - 

1,X:L0CATE FL CI , 8> +1 , FL cl . IJ - 1 , Y 

418 IF X=8 AND V=8 THEN RETURN 

438 IF X=l THEN J=-l!GOTO 448 

435 IF V=l THEN J=1:G0T0 448 

436 RETURN 

448 FLCI,8>=FLCI,8>+J!FLCI,1J=FLCI.1»- 

IQiPOP :GOTO 288 

458 RETURN 

588 K=-K:TRAP 558 

518 LOCATE FL cl , a> *K, 46 , X 

528 IF X=8 THEN FLcI,eJ=FLcl 

518 
538 IF XOl THEN POP :GOTO 
548 FLcI,8>=FLCI,8>*K!FLcI.li=37!nETUR 
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558 POP :GOTO 188 

1888 COLOR l:PLOT 8.47:DRAUT0 79,47 
1818 COLOR 2:PL0T ie,25:DRAUT0 28,25 
1828 PLOT 15,2e:DR0UT0 15,47 
1838 COLOR 3!j=7B!F0R 1=18 TO 28:PL0T 
J,I:DRAUTO 79 , I : J= J-1 . 5 : NEXT I 
1848 FOR 1=19 TO 47iPL0T 68,I>DRAMT0 7 
9,I:NEXT I 
1188 RETURN 
2888 FOR 1=8 TO 14 

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How; Send us the name of your store, 
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Cost: S30.00 per issue (three issue 
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• If you already have terms with our 
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• Upon our receipt of your listing, you 
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SOFTWARE 



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Atari Public Domain Disks: 8-bit & ST. 

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July 1988 



Insertion Orders: March 2 
Artwork; March 9 

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Artwork: April 7 

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August 1988 

Insertion Orders: May 2 
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Advertisers List 



Be sure to mention ANTIC when contacting these advertisers — all of whom support the Atari 8 bit and ST computer. 
This list is provided as a courtesy to our advertisers. ANTIC does not guarantee accuracy or comprehensiveness. 



READER SERVICE NO. PAGE NO. 

ABBYS 002 44 

ALPHA SYSTEMS 001 52 

AMERICAN TECHNAVISION 003 9 

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005 19 

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JESSE JONES 15 

LYCO 020 .. . 4,46,47 

MAD SCIENTIST 061 77 

MARK V^ILLIAMS 021 16 

MAGNA SYSTEMS 12 

MICROTYME 031 10 

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